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Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what audits his Department and its agencies have carried out in relation to personal data and IT equipment in each of the last 10 years. 
Travel and expenses claims
Teachers serious misconductfollow-up
Teachers Pensionill health performance reporting
Loss of IT kit
IT hardware asset management
Network account management
Teachers serious misconduct
New relationships with schools (data)
Network account follow-up
Review of payroll
Travel and subsistence inspection
Travel and subsistence post payment checks
Network account managementfollow-up
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of Freedom of Information requests received by his Department have given rise to responses that have been published by his Department. 
Kevin Brennan: This Department has adopted a selective disclosure log whereby only the most interesting and high profile pieces of information are published. Between 2005 and 2007 12.4 per cent. of responses to Freedom of Information requests, where information has been wholly or partially released, have been published on the Department's disclosure log.
Kevin Brennan [holding answer 19 November 2007]: The Department's Time to Talk consultation ran from 6 September to 19 October. I received over 3,000 responses from young people and adults, including public, private and voluntary sector bodies, A total of over 400 people also participated in consultation events in Bristol, Leeds, London, Birmingham and Portsmouth.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what opinion polls the Department has conducted of (a) the public and (b) staff since 27 June 2007; and what the (i) name of the firm employed to conduct the poll, (ii) purpose and (iii) cost to the public purse was in each case. 
Kevin Brennan: The Department has conducted one major survey since 27 June 2007. This took the form of a Customer Perception Tracking Survey of the public in July and August 2007. The survey is being run by BMG Research Ltd. The purpose is to track perceptions and awareness of developments in education and childrens services among key stakeholder groups. This was wave 2 of a three-year tracking study. The sample of the public is designed to be broadly representative of the general public, and as such, includes parents, whose views are analysed in comparison with non-parents where relevant. The Department intends to publish the outcomes at the end of the study in summer 2009. The cost of this interim wave was £14,000 excluding VAT.
Beverley Hughes: The total cost of producing the document Aiming High for Young People: a ten year strategy for positive activities was £14,685 shared between HM Treasury and the Department for Children, Schools and Families. The cost of producing the Childrens Plan policy documents was £151,259.
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The 2005-06 years performance met the 40 per cent. of total waste arisings recycling target. The Department's waste recycling performance in 2006-07 will be reported by the Sustainable Development Commission early in the new year.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children entitled to free school meals achieved a level four or above in every Key Stage 2 exam in 2006, broken down by (a) region and (b) local authority. 
Jim Knight: This information has been published as part of a supplement to the National Curriculum Assessment, GCSE and Equivalent Attainment and Post-16 Attainment by Pupil Characteristics in England 2005/06 (Provisional) Statistical First Release (SFR) found at:
The additional publication Local Authority tables showing achievements at Key Stage 2, by ethnicity, English as a first Language, free school meals and special education needs to this SFR contains the data requested by my right hon. Friend the Member for Birkenhead (Mr. Field) and is found at:
I draw your attention to tables 62 (Achievements at Key Stage 2 English Level 4 and above in 2006, for Local Authorities, by Free School Meal provision and gender), 63 (Achievements at Key Stage 2 Mathematics Level 4 and above in 2006, for Local Authorities, by Free School Meal provision and gender) and 64 (Achievements at Key Stage 2 Science Level 4 and above in 2006, for Local Authorities, by Free School Meal provision and gender).
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the reason is for the withdrawal of £7 million from the Isle of Wight Council budget in respect of primary capital funding from the national budget. 
There has been no withdrawal of funding. Overall capital support for Isle of Wight and its schools during the period covered by the comprehensive spending
review (2008-11) is £36 million. Capital support for the period covered by the current spending review (2005-08) is £37.4 million (excluding funding earmarked specifically for a Building Schools for the Future One School Pathfinder project). Although, in comparison to 2006-07 and 2007-08, there has been a reduction in capital support for the provision of new pupil places in areas of population growth (or Basic Need) this is in line with forecast data provided by the local authority. However, from 2009-10, Isle of Wight will benefit from the introduction of the new Primary Capital Programme which aims to support local authorities in implementing a strategic approach to renewing at least half of all primary schools by 2022-23.
Dr. Ladyman: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funds in the form of (a) revenue payments, (b) capital grants and (c) supported borrowing for which his Department is responsible have been made available to (i) Kent county council, (ii) Thanet district council and (iii) Dover district council in 2007-08. 
Jim Knight: The Department does not hold information on funding at district level. However it does collect information on funding allocated to Kent county council. The information on capital, revenue and supported borrowing allocations made by the Department are provided in the following tables. In total £114 million of capital funding (including supported borrowing) and £910 million of revenue funding has been allocated to Kent county council in 2007-08 via schools and children services grants. The figures exclude payments made by non-departmental public bodies which can be provided only at disproportionate cost.
|Table A: Revenue f unding made available to Kent county council by DCSF in 2007-08|
|(1)Funding routed through the Children and Young Peoples Block of Local Area Agreements, which is paid out by the Department for Communities and Local Government.|
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