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Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many of his Departments employees have been (a) dismissed, (b) suspended and (c) subject to disciplinary action for criminal activity in each year since 1997. 
The Department takes any allegations of criminal behaviour very seriously, and they are investigated under formal procedures either by an HR led team or by a team from our Special Investigations Unit if the claims allege fraud.
Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was paid to his Department from the Access to Work Scheme for adjustments for disabled staff in the last year for which figures are available; from what budget he plans to meet the costs of reasonable adjustments for disabled staff following withdrawal of Access to Work funding for central Government Departments; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Knight: Since 2003, the Department has provided assistance for disabled staff from its own reasonable adjustments fund. This fund has assisted over 500 staff. My Department does not collect information about the Access to Work scheme in the form requested centrally and this information could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Dhanda: The Department of Education and Skills have contributed £2.6 million for activities to reduce the use of drugs among young people this year. This includes the contribution to the Young People Substance Misuse Grant, Home Office and Department of Health also contribute (PQ ref 82266). The £2.6 million also includes DfES contribution to Frank the Governments drugs awareness campaign, and to the High Focus Areas project which seeks to accelerate progress in reducing young peoples drug use in selected local areas.
Mr. Dhanda: This is a matter for the Learning and Skills Council, who operate education maintenance allowances for the DfES and hold the information about take-up of the scheme. Mark Haysom, the Councils Chief Executive, has written to my hon. Friend with the information requested and a copy of his reply has been placed in the House Library.
I am writing in response to your Parliamentary Question that asked how many students in Swindon receive Education Maintenance Allowance.
By the end of June 2006, 1,320 young people in the Swindon area had applied, enrolled and received one or more Education Maintenance Allowance payment during the academic year 2005/06.
I hope you find this information helpful.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many carbon dioxide emission permits have been allocated to universities; and what the actual emissions were for each university included in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme in its first year of operations. 
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills in which locations the enterprise summer school pathfinders will be held; how many pupils have agreed to attend; which business representatives have agreed to attend; what the curriculum will be; what proportion of total teaching hours will be taught by business representatives; and what the total cost will be. 
Jim Knight: The Enterprise Summer School Pathfinders are being held across every region in the United Kingdom and the locations are set out in the table. I have also included a list of business representatives.
Over 1,000 pupils aged 14-16 from a range of schools and colleges will attend the Enterprise summer schools. The curriculum will be linked to the broad objectives of enterprise education but specifically focused on enterprise capability and personal, individual development of attitudes and qualities for enterprise. The business representatives will be present throughout the summer schools and they will be involved in the delivery of the pathfinders, as well as activities such as mentoring. The total cost for the delivery of pathfinders is £2 million.
|Location of Enterprise pathfinders and list of representatives|
Middlesbrough Football Club
Birmingham International Airport
Reels in Motion
Gaslight Community Café
Belfast Print and Workshop Gallery
Rosemary Conley (Diet and Fitness Clubs)
Colchester Credit Union
Colchester Co-operative Society
Exergy Consulting Ltd.(1)
Mellon Financial Corporation
(1) Some of the businesses although have expressed an interest, are yet to be confirmed.
|( 1) Total number of pupils||( 1) Number of pupils eligible for free school meals||Percentage of pupils( 1) eligible for free school meals|
|(1 )Maintained primary, secondary, special and non-maintained special schools, includes pupils aged 5 to 15 years, solely registered or main registration of dually registered pupils.|
(2 )The measure of deprivation used is the 2004 Index of Multiple Deprivation produced by the Department for Communities and Local Government
Schools Census 2006 provisional
Kelvin Hopkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the statement by the Minister for Higher Education and Lifelong Learning of 16 May 2006, Official Report, column 248WH, on further education funding, what the real terms change in further education funding was for (a) 16 to 19-year-olds and (b) adults for each year between 1997-98 and 2006-07; and if he will make a statement. 
Bill Rammell: Our investment in further education providers increased by around 48 per cent. between 1997-98 and 2005-06, the latest year for which we have full expenditure data. This increase excludes spending on work based learning/apprenticeships, school 6th forms, adult and community learning and other post-16 learning. Figures also exclude our new Train to Gain programme. We cannot provide comparable figures for young people and adults separately because data are not available on that basis. The annual change for each year from 1997-98 is given in the following table:
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