Mr. Steen: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the reasons are for UK aviation security policy differing from that aviation security policy recommended by the EU; and if she will make a statement. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The UK is required to implement the measures mandated in European aviation security legislation, which also acknowledges member states' freedom to set more stringent requirements where they judge this to be warranted. The UK aviation security regime reflects the Government's assessment of the measures appropriate in this country.
|(1) Summer to end of the year( 2) To 6 September 2007.|
Mr. Tom Harris [holding answer 10 September 2007]: The agency's two major spending directorates, Traffic Operations and Major Projects, include several regional-based operating units. The numbers of units have changed as the agency has developed. The following table summarises the position:
Budgets are set prior to the beginning of each financial year and are not adjusted in year. The agency actively manages the budget by reallocating resources where necessary to deal with new pressures and changing priorities to ensure that the overall budget is fully utilised. Hence there are managed over and under-spends against budget at lower levels. In each of the three years in the previous table the agency has utilised over 99 per cent. of its overall budget, with no overall overspends:
|Resource budget||Capital budget|
Jim Fitzpatrick [holding answer 10 September 2007]: The 21 projects listed as on hold on the Highways Agency website comprise eight major schemes which were being prepared to enter the Government's national roads programme and 13 route management strategies.
|Project||Spend to date|
The remaining 13 listed as on hold are studies known as route management strategies (RMSs). The strategies were intended to develop route based plans for future investment in the maintenance, operation and improvement of the network. With the growing emphasis on regional planning, transport decisions are linked to regional objectives and priorities. In response to this the Highways Agency is developing its forward planning on a regional basis through the recent publication of the regional network reports (RNRs) available on the Highway Agency website. A total of £301,712 has been spent on RMSs.
Jim Fitzpatrick: The number of reported personal injury road accidents on the A264 between Langton Green (at the junction with The Green) and Rusthall (at the junction with Rusthall Road) are given in the following table:
|Number of accidents|
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what representations he has received from teaching unions on his Departments academies programme; and if he will make a statement. 
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what research he has commissioned into the impact of assessments and testing on childrens future engagement with education. 
Jim Knight: The Department for Education and Skills part-funded a review by the EPPI-Centre on the impact of summative assessment and testing on students motivation for learning. The reviews report was published in 2002 and can be accessed at www.eppi.ioe.ac.uk/cms/
Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to his answer of 2 August 2007 to question 152922, on City Academies, when officials from his Department first discussed with Essex local education authority the possibility of establishing city academies in (a) Essex and (b) Colchester. 
Jim Knight: Officials first met with officers from Essex county council on 18 March 2005 to discuss the vision of establishing an academy within Essex. The first meeting to discuss an academy in Colchester was on 5 January 2007.
Mr. Roger Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of (a) beef, (b) sheep meat, (c) pork and (d) dairy products used in his Department in the most recent period for which figures are available were imported products. 
Jim Knight: For the period 1 January to 30 June 2007 the percentage of imported beef, sheep meat, pork and dairy products used within DCSF Headquarters buildings was 84 per cent. of beef, 93 per cent. of lamb, 76 per cent. of pork and 7 per cent. of dairy products.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of staff formerly employed by the Department for Education and Skills are now employed by his Department. 
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many students in Tamworth claimed education allowance in each year since it was introduced, broken down by ward of residence. 
This is a matter for the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), who operate the education maintenance allowance (EMA) for the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and hold the
information about take-up and payments under the scheme. Mark Haysom, the Councils Chief Executive, has written to my hon. Friend with the information requested and a copy of his reply will be placed in the House Library.
I am writing in response to your Parliamentary Question 148792 that asked; How many students in Tamworth claimed education allowance in each year since it was introduced, broken down by ward of residence.
Information on the number of young people who have applied, enrolled and received education maintenance allowance (EMA) is available at local authority level, but not at ward level. EMA take-up is defined as young people who have received one or more EMA payments in the academic year.
EMA take-up for Staffordshire local authority area during each academic year since inception is as follows:
2006/077,803 (to end of June)
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