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Mr. Paul Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schools in Wycombe constituency have received Excellence in Cities money since 2001; and how much funding each school received. 
The final decisions on funding allocations to schools were made locally, (by the headteachers and local authority acting in partnership), to ensure that local knowledge informed the targeting of the resources. As the Department does not keep records of individual school allocations, we are unable to say precisely how much funding schools received.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many incidents of (a) pupil on pupil and (b) pupil on teacher violence occurred in each of the state secondary schools in Yorkshire in each of the last two years. 
A summary table shows the number of permanent and fixed period exclusions from maintained secondary schools in the Yorkshire and Humber region for physical assault against a pupil or an adult. In addition a school level table has been placed in the Library.
|Maintained secondary schools ( 1) : n umber and percentage of permanent and fixed period exclusions for physical assault against a pupil or an adult 2003/04 and 2004/05Yorkshire and the Humber Government Office Region|
|Maintained secondary schools|
|Permanent exclusions ( 2)||Fixed period exclusions|
|Physical assault against a pupil||Physical assault against an adult||Physical assault against a pupil||Physical assault against an adult|
|Number||Percentage( 3)||Number||Percentage( 3)||Number||Percentage( 3)||Number||Percentage( 3)|
|(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.|
(2) Figures are based on Termly Exclusions Survey returns and may differ from published statistics on permanent exclusions which have been sourced from the School Census.
(3) The number of exclusions by reason expressed as a percentage of the total number of exclusions.
Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.
Termly Exclusions Survey
In 2002 an estimated 6,300 full-time teachers were, teaching music in maintained schools in England. Of these, an estimated 87 per cent. (4 percentage points) held a Post A level qualification in music. The source of this information is the 2002 Secondary School Curriculum and Staffing Survey and is the latest available.
Mr. Francois: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the principal population projections of the Government Actuarys Department for 2031, what estimate he has made of the effect of the expected increase in the UK's population on UK carbon emissions; and if he will make a statement. 
Ian Pearson: The EUs annual €45/ha Energy Aid payment is available to farmers for purpose-grown biofuel crops grown on non set-aside land. Farmers can also receive the Single Payment for purpose-grown biofuel crops on set-aside or where the EUs €45 per hectare energy aid payment is claimed for crops on non set-aside land.
Mr. Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what consultations he has had with public health experts on the possible health impact associated with the reduction of waste bin collection from domestic residences from once a week to once a fortnight or longer intervals; 
Mr. Bradshaw: An independent, DEFRA-funded research study, carried out by Enviros Consulting and Cranfield University, identified no evidence of adverse health impacts resulting from alternate weekly collection (AWC) of household waste.
Mr. Rogerson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimates his Department has made of the likely effect of implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive on recycling levels of the relevant materials. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The Government expects the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations, which transpose the WEEE Directive, to lead to an increase in the recycling of metals, plastics and other materials found in WEEE. However, DEFRA has not carried out an assessment to quantify the expected increase.
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much he estimates his Department will need to spend on flood defences in (a) Tamworth constituency, (b) Staffordshire and (c) England in each of the next five years. 
Ian Pearson: DEFRA has policy responsibility for flood risk management in England only. The Environment Agency (EA) is the principal operating authority and estimates spending of £5.6 million on the Tamworth Flood Alleviation Scheme. The EAs five-year capital works programme also includes the Scotch Brook - Stone scheme at an estimated cost of £1.7 million. A number of other potential schemes have also been identified in Staffordshire but have yet to be evaluated. In addition to its capital programme, the EA has allocated £892,000 in 2007-08 for work on non-routine projects within the county to be funded by levies on local authorities or revenue.
DEFRA grant to all operating authorities in 2007-08 will be in excess of £500 million including grant for local authority coast protection projects which often provide significant flood risk benefits. Future departmental funding for flood risk management is being considered in the 2007 comprehensive spending review.
Mr. Whittingdale: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the Environment Agency expects to publish guidance to landowners on the maintenance of sea defences. 
Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how individuals may obtain a home energy check; how much such a check costs; and if he will make a statement. 
Ian Pearson: The Energy Saving Trust provides home energy checks to householders. These can be completed on the Trusts website or by calling into one of its local Energy Efficiency Advice Centres, which provide impartial advice on saving energy in the home. Home energy checks are free to householders.
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government are taking to ensure that the Warm Front scheme targets hard-to-reach and hard-to-treat households. 
DEFRA closely monitors Eaga plcs activities regarding the delivery of the Warm Front Scheme including activities for those living in homes which are hard to treat or who are harder to reach. For
example, Eaga plc work closely with a range of community and voluntary organisations at a local level to help reach vulnerable households.
My Department is currently considering what additional measures can be provided for those who live in homes which cannot be assisted with the range of energy efficiency and heating measures currently offered by the scheme.
Sir Michael Spicer: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the Minister of State expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 15 March 2007, on the Sahara Desert and energy. 
Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many local authorities are in compliance with the requirement of the Household Waste Recycling Act 2003 to collect at least two types of recycled material. 
Mr. Bradshaw: Under the Household Waste Recycling Act 2003, all local authorities in England are required to collect at least two types of recyclable waste from all households in their area by the end of 2010.
The latest results from the Audit Commissions Best Value Performance Indicator (BV 91b) for 2005-06 show that 125 authorities (35 per cent. of the 354 with a waste collection responsibility) provided a collection service of two or more materials for recycling from all of their households. 75 per cent. of authorities provided this service to at least 90 per cent. of their households.
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