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Mr. Kidney: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many representations Post Office Ltd. received in response to its consultation on the moving of the Stafford Crown Post Office to WH Smith; and how many of the responses raised problems about access. 
Charles Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much subsidy was provided by local authorities for Postbus services in the last year for which figures are available. 
Mr. McFadden [holding answer 2 July 2007]: It is entirely a matter for individual authorities to decide any subsidy for Postbus services. I understand that the amount of subsidy provided by local authorities to support the Postbus service for the year ending 2006-07 was £442,000.
Mr. Frank Field:
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2007, Official Report, column
144W, on Power Stations: Peterhead, what additional sequestration projects might be approved in the next (a) three months and (b) six months. 
Malcolm Wicks: None. Any projects which go ahead following the competition to build the UKs first commercial-scale demonstration of Carbon Capture and Storage, announced in Budget 2007, will have to satisfy the relevant regulatory, planning and environmental requirements. In addition, the Energy White Paper committed Government to consult on what their power station consents policy should be with regard to carbon-capture readiness by the end of the year.
Mr. McFadden: Over the past decade the Government have placed the objective of improving the UKs productivity performance at the heart of economic strategy and the policy agenda, which has successfully narrowed the productivity gap with our major industrial competitors.
Going forward, a wide programme of reforms has been designed under the Governments framework of five drivers of productivity in order to make further progress. My Department contributes to policies under all five drivers of productivity, but has particular responsibility for taking forward reforms under the enterprise and competition drivers. For example, under the enterprise driver, ongoing work on the Better Regulation Agenda and the Simplification programme, which my Department is leading, will help to create a better framework within which business can operate. Implementing the provisions of the Companies Act 2006 which received Royal Assent last year will also contribute to reducing the administrative burdens on business, and at the same time, increase transparency and improve confidence of investors in the UK economy.
Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what measures the Government are taking to stop sofas and chairs which do not meet the fire safety regulations from being imported into the UK. 
Mr. Timms: Liaison between local authority Trading Standards officers and HM Revenue and Customs on furniture imports has resulted in furniture being detained and convictions obtained for non-compliance with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988. HM Customs issued an Intelligence Trend Alert in December 2006 to its detection enforcement staff to raise their awareness of the potential risks posed to the public by sofas consigned from Poland. Also, officials from my Department have twice visited Poland to increase awareness of the FFRs and the Polish embassy has written to Polish manufacturers to do the same.
John Hemming: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what representations he has received on the number of newborn babies taken into care in North Tyneside in the last three months; and if he will make a statement. 
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many children in Key Stages 3 and 4 were classified as (a) at risk and (b) in need in each of the last five years; 
|Table 1: Children in need who received a service during the census week in February 2003 and February 2005( 1, 2) England|
|Age during the February census week|
|Number||Under 1||1-4||5-9||10-15||16 and over|
|(1 )Children upon whom the local authorities expended resources, either in terms of costed staff or centre time, or in terms of payments for placements or other services received by the child, including one-off payments.|
(2) Children are looked after by social services or supported in families and independently.
(3) Includes estimates for four local authorities who did not return data.
|Table 2: Children on the child protection register at 31 March each year, by ageEngland|
|Age as at 31 March|
|Number( 1)||under 1||1-4||5-9||10-15||16 and over|
|(1 )Includes unborn children.|
The latest figures on children and young people on the child protection register were published in a Statistical First Release (SFR) 45/2006 Referrals, assessments and children and young people on child protection registers, Englandyear ending 31 March 2006 on 16 November 2006. A copy of this release is available on my Departments website:
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many staff in his Department have taken (a) five or more, (b) four, (c) three and (d) two periods of sick leave of less than five days in the last 12 months. 
|Periods of sick leave less than 5 days||Number of staff|
The Department has agreed year on year sickness absence targets with Cabinet Office. Our ultimate goal
is to reduce sickness absence levels to seven days per full-time equivalent member of staff by 2010.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families who is responsible for workforce development on physical education and sport; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Knight [holding answer 3 July 2007]: The Training and Development Agency for Schools has a remit to support the continuing professional development of teachers. Funding for this area is devolved to schools, which are best placed to decide what activities meet the needs of the school and the individual teachers working there. Additional support is available through the PE and School Sport Professional Development Programme which allows schools to draw, free of charge, from a menu of resources to help teachers raise the quality of the PE and school sport they provide.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children who moved from primary school to secondary school attained an average of level 4 or below at key stage 2 in each year since 1997. 
|Key stage 2 test levels of attainment by subject, 1995 to 20061|
|Percentage of pupils at each level||Percentage at level:|
|A||T/D||B||N||W( 1)||1( 2)||2||3||4||5||6( 2)||Total||4 or above||5 or above|
|(1) Figures for 2006 are based on revised data. Figures for all other years are based on final data|
(2) Levels W and 1 were valid in 1995 and 1996 only. Level 6 was valid from 1995 to 2002 only.
A represents pupils who were absent.
T represents pupils working at the level of the assessment but unable to access the test.
D represents pupils disapplied from teacher assessment.
B represents pupils who were working below the level of the test.
N represents pupils who took the tests but failed to register a level.
W represents pupils who are working towards level 1 but have not yet achieved the standards needed for level 1.
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