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Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) temporary and (b) permanent exclusions there were from academies in the last two years for which data is available; and for what reasons pupils were excluded. 
|Academies: Number and percentage of permanent exclusions( 1 ) 2003/04 and 2004/05England|
|(1) The number of exclusions from academies are as reported by schools and are unconfirmed. (2) The number of permanent exclusions expressed as a percentage of the school population. Note: Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Source: School Census.|
Data on fixed period exclusions and the reason for exclusion relating to the 2003/04 and 2004/05 school years have been derived from Termly Exclusions Survey returns. The scope of this survey did not extend to academies.
The Termly Exclusions Survey has now discontinued and the School Census has started to collect information on fixed period exclusions and reasons for exclusion in addition to the information on permanent exclusions it previously collected. First findings relating to the 2005/06 school year are expected to be available in June 2007.
Ms Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many places were available in out-of-school clubs for (a) primary and (b) secondary school age children in each London local authority in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2006. 
Beverley Hughes: The information requested about child care places broken down by primary and secondary school age children is not collected. The available information on the number of registered child care places for children under eight is shown in the table.
|Number( 1) of registered child care places for children under eight years of age in out of school day careposition at 31 March each year|
|London boroughs||1997( 2)||2006( 3)|
|n/a = not available.|
(1) Figures have been rounded to the nearest 100 places.
(2) Data source: Childrens Day Care Facilities Survey.
(3) Data source: Ofsted.
Mr. Willis: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many students achieved five GCSEs at grade C or above including English, mathematics and science in each year since 1997; 
|5+A*-C at GCSE( 2) including English, mathematics and science GCSEs||5+A*-C at GCSE( 2 ) including English, mathematics, science and a MFL GCSEs|
|(1) Aged 15 at the start of the academic year, i.e. 31 August. (2) Figures for 2004 onwards include GCSEs and equivalents.|
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which local education authorities have undertaken a review of their school private finance initiative contracts in the last three years; and how many reviews resulted in those contracts being terminated. 
Jim Knight: Private finance initiative (PFI) contracts are made between local authorities and the private sector partner, following a due procurement procedure which includes consideration of design and value for money. The Department is not a partner to the contracts and is not included in reviews. We are aware of only one schools PFI contract which has been terminated, which was a single school contract for the Frances Bardsley School for Girls in Romford.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much money he expects to make available to East Sussex county council between now and 2010 to spend on capital projects relating to
rural primary schools; and how much of that funding will be allocated specifically for the renovation of existing buildings. 
Jim Knight: Planned school capital allocations to East Sussex county council in 2007-08 and to schools in its area amount to £17,526,000. Allocations to local authorities for the financial years 2008-10 will be notified later this year. In addition, for 2007-08, East Sussex has taken advantage of repayable advances of £2,755,000 for maintained schools and £380,000 for voluntary-aided schools.
A long-term primary school programme, worth £500 million in 2009-10, will be rolled out with the aim of improving the condition of primary schools throughout the country. Details of this are being worked on at the present time.
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