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Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many overseas visits were made by (a) officials and (b) Ministers within his responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997. 
Ed Balls: Details of overseas visits by officials over the last seven financial years are set out in the following table.
|Financial year||Numbers of visits||Cost (£)|
In respect of overseas travel by Cabinet Ministers, since 1999, the Government has published on an annual basis, a list of all overseas visits by Cabinet Ministers costing in excess of £500, as well as the total cost of all ministerial travel overseas. Copies of the lists are available in the Libraries of the House. Information for 2006-07 is currently being compiled and will be
published before the summer recess. All travel is undertaken in accordance with the Civil Service Management Code and the Ministerial Code.
Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will include educational attainment as a criterion for the national indicator for disabled children's services. 
Kevin Brennan: The Government committed to develop a national disabled childrens indicator as part of a Public Service Agreement in the report Aiming high for Disabled Children (May 2007). The report outlines some of the issues to be considered in developing the indicator and we expect the indicator to be finalised later in the year.
The Government are also agreeing a national indicator set for local government, which will include many of the indicators that will be used to measure progress at a national level on the Public Service Agreements over the Comprehensive Spending Review 2007 period. This set will include indicators related to educational attainment and will be finalised later in the year.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of school lessons were judged by Ofsted as unsatisfactory in each reporting period since 1993-94; and if he will make a statement. 
Kevin Brennan: This is a matter for Ofsted. HM Chief Inspector, Christine Gilbert, has written to the hon. Member and a copy of her reply has been placed in the House Library.
Mr. Rob Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in each (a) local education authority and (b) in each type of school received free school meals and came from single parent homes in each of the last 10 years. 
Jim Knight: The requested information is not collected centrally.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many children were (a) entitled to and (b) received free school meals in each year from 2002-03 to 2006-07; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) how many free school meals have been served in each year from 1990-91 to 2006-07 in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools; and what the total (i) primary and (ii) secondary school population was in each year. 
Information on the quality, availability and uptake of school meals generally is not held centrally. However, information on free school
meals for maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools for January 2007 is contained in the following table:
|Maintained nursery and primary||Maintained secondary|
Those receiving free school meals as a proportion of school population
Figures for earlier years are not readily available.
Also, figures from the School Food Trusts 2006 annual survey of school meals take up in England showed that take up of school meals in 2005-06 was 42.3 per cent. in primary schools and 42.7 per cent. in secondary schools. Findings from the 2007 survey will be available in August.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many head teachers took early retirement in each of the last three years. 
Kevin Brennan: The information is not available.
Mr. Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many students from (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex were allocated university places in each year since 1997. 
Bill Rammell: I have been asked to reply.
The number of entrants to higher education institution in the UK for each year since 1997/98 are given in the following table.
|Number of entrants( 1) to undergraduate courses from East Sussex local authority and Eastbourne constituencyUK higher education institutions( 2) academic years 1997/98 to 2005/06|
|Academic year||Eastbourne constituency||East Sussex local authority|
|(1) Covers students on full-time and part-time modes of study.|
(2) Exclude the Open University.
Figures are on a snapshot basis as at 1 December (excluding those writing up, on sabbatical or dormant) for comparability and are rounded to the nearest five.
Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding per (a) undergraduate and (b) postgraduate student the Government provided to (i) the University of York and (ii) York St. John University in each year since 1997. 
Bill Rammell: I have been asked to reply.
The information requested can be found in the following tables, however it is not possible to provide a comparable time series as the changes in the funding models vary from year to year. Information prior to
1998-99 is not available on a similar basis to the later years and has therefore been shown in separate tables.
|University of York|
|Not a time series||Rates for standard teaching funding||Home and EC HEFCE-funded FTEs (T model)||Rate for PGR supervision fund||Widening participation funding||Rewarding and developing staff funding|
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