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Valid work permits refers to all work permits, which are currently active. These figures may not accurately equate to the actual number of work permit holders currently working in the UK as some permit holders may never have entered the UK or may have returned overseas without informing Work Permits (UK). The validity of a work permit varies depending on the circumstances, but may be for a period of up to five years.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether existing holders of work permits who have a right to apply for residency after four years will be required to meet the new requirements of five years on work permits. 
Mr. Byrne: Existing holders of work permits will be subject to the new requirements for settlement introduced on 3 April. Work permits do not create an entitlement to have future applications dealt with under the immigration rules in force when they were granted.
Mr. Hands: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) which matches (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department attended at the FIFA World cup 2006 in Germany in their ministerial capacity; at what cost to public funds; and with what contributions from third party organisations; 
The Home Office ministerial team did not attend any World cup matches in Germany, though the Minister responsible for tackling football disorder watched the England v Ecuador match on the screen in the fan park in Stuttgart. His purpose was to observe at
first hand English and German police co-operation and the behaviour of England fans.
No third party organisations were involved with the visit and the cost to public funds was £860 for Stuttgart. All travel and accommodation was arranged in accordance with the ministerial code and travel by Ministers.
Mr. Sutcliffe: Data from the Office for Criminal Justice Reform showing the number of defendants cautioned and found guilty of all offences, under the age of 18, in England (from 1997 to 2004) are shown in the first table. We are unable to provide cautions figures for Milton Keynes as the data is not held at the level of detail required. However the second table shows the convictions for the Milton Keynes Criminal Justice area (the figures will include some offenders who do not live in Milton Keynes but were convicted there).
|Number of defendants under 18-years-old found guilty at all courts and cautioned of all offences in England, 1997 to 2004( 1)|
|Number of defendants under 18-years-old found guilty of all offences in the Milton Keynes Criminal Justice Area, 1997 to 2004 ( 1,2,3)|
|Found guilty( 4)|
|(1) These data are on the principal offence basis|
(2) We are unable to provide data for cautions in Milton Keynes, as the data is not held at the level of detail required.
(3) Includes defendants found guilty at the Crown court having been committed by magistrates courts in the Milton Keynes Criminal Justice Area.
(4 )The data provided in this table shows all offenders under 18 found guilty within the Milton Keynes Criminal Justice Areait may include offenders who live outside Milton Keynes. Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the police forces and courts. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
RDSOffice for Criminal Justice Reform.
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of education was for children and young adults in custody for the year in which figures were last available; what proportion of the total cost of their detention was represented by spending on their education in that year; and what the per capita spending on prison education was in that year. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Figures for 2005-06, provided by the Youth Justice Board, show the total cost of custody for children and young people under 18 in the secure estate as £237.8 million, of which £34 million (14.3 per cent.) was devoted to education. An average of £10,375 per custodial place was spent on education in that year.
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many members of staff were employed in the (a) private and (b) public sector in the case of vulnerable and at-risk children and young adults in custody in the last year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if his Department will encourage the Sector Skills Development Agency (a) to include accountancy within the Financial Services Skills Council remit and (b) to ensure accounting is covered by the Skills for Business Network. 
Beverley Hughes: It is for employers to decide whether they wish to be part of the footprint of a particular Sector Skills Council. The Financial Services Sector Skills Council and the accountancy employers organisations concerned need to reach this decision based on the skill needs of the sector, independent of Government and through ongoing discussions. The Skills for Business network (SfBN) has guaranteed that the 15 per cent. of the work force not covered directly by a Sector Skills Council will receive support from the Sector Skills Development Agency in lieu of a separate negotiated arrangement.
Mr. Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many A level students were taught their subjects by teachers who hold a degree qualification in that subject in the 2005-06 academic year. 
Although the number of A level students who took A level examinations in individual subjects is known there is no comprehensive information available giving the level of subject qualification of teachers providing
teaching at this level in schools or further education colleges. Therefore no estimate can be made of the number of students that are taught by teachers holding a degree in the relevant subject.
The following table provides the number of teachers by subject in maintained secondary schools and the highest post A level qualification held in the subject taught, for the latest available year (2002/03). No similar information is available for lecturers in the further education sector.
|Teachers in Service: Full-time teachers in maintained secondary schoolsHighest post A level qualification( 1) held in the subjects they teach( 2) to year groups 7-13, England|
|Degree( 3)||BEd||PGCE||Cert Ed||Other Qual.||No Qual.||Total teachers (Thousand)|
|- = zero or less than 0.5.|
(1) Where a teacher has more than one post A level qualification in the same subject, the qualification level is determined by the highest level reading from left (Degree) to right (Other Qual.). For example, teachers shown under PGCE have a PGCE but not a degree or BEd in the subject, while those with a PGCE and a degree are shown only under Degree.
(2) Teachers are counted once against each subject which they are teaching.
(3) Includes higher degrees but excludes BEds.
(4) Teachers qualified in combined/general science are treated as qualified to teach biology, chemistry, or physics. Teachers qualified in biology, chemistry or physics are treated as qualified to teach combined/general science.
(5) Teachers qualified in other/combined technology are treated as qualified to teach design and technology or information and communication technology. Teachers qualified in design and technology or information and communication technology are treated as qualified to teach other/combined technology.
(6) Information and Communication Technology is abbreviated as ICT and Personal Social and Health Education is abbreviated as PSHE.
(7) Other not included in total percentages.
Secondary Schools Curriculum and Staffing Survey 2002.
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