Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers in (a) Greater London, (b) the London Borough of Havering and (c) Romford had work-related accidents in each year since 1997. 
Jim Knight: The following table shows the number of reported work-related injuries to teachers or teaching professionals in schools in the London Government office region and the London borough of Havering in each year from 1996-97 to 2005-06 which were classed as major or required an absence from work of over three days. This information is not available for Romford constituency.
|Injuries to teachers( 1) in educational establishments in the London Government office region (GOR) and the London b orough of Havering 1996-97 to 2005-06( 2) as reported to all enforcing authorities.
|London GOR (inc l uding LB of Havering)
|London b orough of Havering
|Over 3 day injuries
|Over 3 day injuries
|(1 )A change to the occupations coding framework used to compile these figures from 2002/03 means that information from that year onward are not directly comparable with the earlier years. Information to 2001-02 includes teachers in primary and secondary education. Information from 2002-03 includes teaching professionals in primary and nursery, secondary, special educational needs and teaching professionals not elsewhere classified.
Health and Safety Executive.
Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total salary payments to people with qualified teacher status in (a) pupil referral units, (b) special needs units attached to mainstream schools, (c) classes in maintained mainstream schools and (d) maintained special schools was in each year from 1997 to 2007. 
Jim Knight: The following table shows the total expenditure on staff employed in local authority maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools and maintained special schools in England, financial years 1997-98 to 2005-06.
|Total expenditure on teaching staff( 1) in local authority maintained schools( 2) in England: 1997-98 to 2005-06( 2,3,4,6 ) cash terms figures( 5,6 ) as reported by local authorities as at 25th April 2007.
|Total expenditure by maintained schools on teaching staff (including supply teachers)( 1,2)
|Maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools
|Maintained special schools
|(1) Includes teachers employed directly by the school, including supernumerary/peripatetic teachers on short-term contracts and supply teaching staff who are covering curriculum release, long-term absence, sickness absence and training absence. Relates to all contracted full- time and part- time teachers paid within the scope of the The Education (School Teachers' Pay and Conditions) Order and includes expenditure on salaries and wages consisting of gross pay, including bonus and allowances, maternity pay and the employer's contributions to national insurance and superannuation. Also includes threshold payments and other payments relating to teacher reforms. Expenditure on supply teachers not employed directly from the school (i.e. paid via an agency or another third party) are also included. Does not include expenditure on teaching staff employed centrally by the local authority. (2) Includes all local authority maintained nursery, primary, secondary and special schools. Figures for 2002-03 exclude expenditure by local authority maintained nursery schools as these were not collected in that year. (3) 1999-2000 saw a change in data source when the data collection moved from the RO1 form collected by the ODPM to the Section 52 form from the DFES. 2002-03 saw a further break in the time series following the introduction of consistent financial reporting (CFR) to schools and the associated restructuring of the outturn tables. The change in sources is shown by the blank row. (4) 1999-00 figures reflect to return of grant maintained schools to local authority maintenance. (5) 2005-06 data remain provisional and subject to change by the local authority. (6) Figures are rounded to the nearest £1,000.
Jim Knight [holding answer 8 May 2007]: The work permit approval letters issued by Work Permits (UK) to employers provide information on the requirement to obtain QTS within four years in order to be able to continue teaching, and instruct the employers to bring the four year rule to the attention of the overseas trained teacher.
My Department has sent out several reminders about the fact that overseas-trained teachers cannot continue to teach in schools beyond four years unless they have obtained qualified teacher status. These are sent in e-format, to schools, local authorities and also to employment agencies via the Recruitment Employment Confederation as well as information provided on the teachernet website and in A Guide to the Law for School Governors.
The most recent communication, in September 2006, also mentioned that it was intended that overseas trained teachers, who were on employment based teacher training programmes at the point of their four year anniversary, would cease to be eligible to work as teachers from September 2007.
Dr. Gibson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which projects aimed at promoting the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto are planned to receive funding; and how much each will receive. 
Jim Knight: Between 2006-08, the Department will make available £2.7 million for the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto. The majority of this money will support the delivery of the Out and About packagea series of training modules and supporting guidance to help teachers, school staff and providers deliver high quality learning outside the classroom experiences. Because the package is being put out for competitive tender, it is not possible to provide an exact figure for its total cost. In addition to the Manifesto funding, the government will continue to fund other projects that support learning outside the classroom, for example in 2007-08, the joint DCMS/DfES Museums and Galleries programme will be supported by £4.7 million funding and the London Challenge New Views will receive £1.6 million.
Mark Pritchard: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions he has had with the governing body of Thomas Telford School on allowing admissions of pupils living in the TF6 postcode area of Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin. 
Jim Knight: The Department has not had any discussions on this matter with the governing body of Thomas Telford School. Officials did contact the head teacher when the hon. Member first raised the issue in correspondence in autumn last year. The head teachers view was that the school did not wish to seek a change to its catchment area, but if the Admissions Forum requested a change they would consider it and if appropriate submit a request to the Secretary of State. No such request has been received.
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of half days were missed due to unauthorised absence from maintained mainstream schools in (a) Bury St. Edmunds constituency, (b) Suffolk and (c) England in each year since 1997. 
Jim Knight: The percentage of half days missed due to unauthorised absence from maintained mainstream schools in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire and (f) Norfolk in each year since 1997 are shown as follows:
|Unauthorised pupil absence (percentage of half days missed) in maintained primary schools( 1) by LA, 1997/98 to 2005/06( 2,3)