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Jim Knight: The Department does not routinely collect this information but we promote partnerships between schools and employers in many ways for example through sponsorship for academies, specialist schools, and in delivering a variety of school-business link activities such as work experience and professional development placement for teachers.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of schools with class sizes at key stage four of more than (a) 30, (b) 40 and (c) 50 pupils. 
|Maintained secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies( 1) : number of schools with year group 10 and 11 classes with more than 30 pupils( 2) , as at January 2006, England|
|Classes with 31 to 40 pupils||Classes with 41 to 50 pupils||Classes with 51 or more pupils|
|Number of:||Number of:||Number of:|
|(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.|
(2) Classes taught during a single selected period on the day of the census.
1 Blatchford, P., Bassett, P., Brown, P., Martin, C., and Russell, A (2004) The effects of class size on attainment and classroom processes in English Primary Schools (Years 4 to 6) 2000-2003. DfES Research Series (RR605)
1 Blatchford, P., Martin, C., Moriarty, V., Bassett, P. and Goldstein, H. (2002). Pupil adult ratio differences and educational progress over reception and key stage 1. DfES Research Series (RR335).
Jenkins, A., Levacic, R. and Vignoles, A. (2005). Estimating the relationship between school resources and pupil attainment at Key Stage 3. DfES Research Report 679.
Jenkins, A., Levacic, R. and Vignoles, A. (2006). Estimating the relationship between school resources and pupil attainment at GCSE. DfES Research Report 727.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schools regularly conduct lessons in (a) English, (b) mathematics and (c) humanities in class sizes that exceed 60 pupils. 
|Maintained primary and secondary schools( 1) : Classes as taught( 2, 3,) as at January 2006, England|
|Classes with more than 60 pupils|
|Primary schools||Secondary schools|
|Class activity||Number of schools||Number of classes||Number of teachers||Number of pupils||Number of schools||Number of classes||Number of teachers||Number of pupils|
|(1) Includes middle schools as deemed. (2) Classes as taught during a single selected period on the day of the census in January. (3) Includes classes with more than one teacher (4 )Includes geography, history, economics and business studies Source: Schools Census.|
Mr. Dhanda: The number of young people that have spent Connexions Card points, up to 12 January 2007, was 145,947. The number of Connexions Card points that have been spent in total, as at 12 January 2007, was 183,432,525.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of expenditure by his Department in each of the Government office regions in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Dhanda: The estimate of DfES expenditure by Government office region is published annually in the Departmental Report. The latest available figures are given in Annex G to the Departmental Report 2006 published as Cm 6812 and dated May 2006.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much programme expenditure sponsored by his Department was spent via each of the Government
offices for the regions in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
|DfES programme expenditure, FY 2005-06|
|Government office region||£|
Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the value of (a) private finance initiative credits allocated to his Department and (b) related capital expenditure was in each year for which figures are available, broken down by project. 
Jim Knight: We maintain central records of private finance initiative credits at the point when contracts are signed and commitments entered into. We do not maintain records of related capital expenditure incurred by each project. The following table shows, for each project, the financial year in which contracts were signed, and the commitment entered into in terms of PFI credits. There are an additional number of Building Schools for the Future projects, financed by PFI, which are at a pre-contract stage.
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