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Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what representations he has received on the impact of the provisions of the Compensation Act 2006 on school visits; and if he will make a statement; 
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on English language classes for staff in the last year for which figures are available. 
The Department has signed and is committed to the Government Skills Pledge to encourage and support all
staff to achieve at least a full level 2 qualification. Some element of this support may in a few cases include supporting the attainment of basic literacy. This is provided via local colleges and incurs no direct cost to the Department
Mr. Wareing: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will make a statement on his visit to Liverpool, West Derby constituency on Friday 1 February 2008; at whose invitation he attended; where he visited; and whom he met. 
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2008, Official Report, column 927W, on physical education: teachers, if he will breakdown the figure of 1,570 physical education initial teacher training (ITT) places between those which are (a) school-centred and (b) employer-based. 
Jim Knight [holding answer 29 February 2008]: The Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) has allocated 1,130(1) of the 1,570 places available for physical educational Initial Teacher Training in 2008/09 to mainstream training providers. The remaining 440(1) places will be for Employment Based Routes which have yet to be allocated to specific providers.
(1) Source :
Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
Jim Knight: The information is available in the following table. This can be found in tables 34 and 35 of Statistical First Release Schools and Pupils in England: January 2007 (Final), which is available on the Departments website:
|Maintained schools ( 1) : Number and percentage of pupils by first language, January 2007|
|Number of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English||Percentage of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English( 2)||Number of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be English||Percentage of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be English( 2)||Unclassified( 3)||Percentage unclassified||Total( 4,5)|
|(1) Includes middle schools as deemed|
(2) The number of pupils by their first language expressed as a percentage of the number of pupils of compulsory school age and above.
(3) Information was not sought or refused.
(4) Total number of pupils of compulsory school age and above. Excludes dually registered pupils.
(5) National and regional totals, and totals across each local authority have been rounded to the nearest 10.
(6) 1 or 2 pupils, or a rate based on 1 or 2 pupils.
Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps the Government has taken to assist schools with the promotion of community cohesion since 1997. 
Beverley Hughes: Good schools, through improvements to their teaching and learning; and through work to narrow achievement gaps and engagement with the community, have been developing an understanding and appreciation of others among their pupils and preparing them for active participation in a diverse society,
The Education and Inspections Act 2006 placed a new duty to promote community cohesion on the governing body of maintained schools in England, which came into effect from 1 September 2007. Guidance to schools on the new duty was issued in July 2007. Ofsted plan to inspect schools against this duty from September 2008 as part of school inspections.
Furthermore, we launched the Schools Linking Network on 3 October 2007 to support schools in linking with other schools and encourage interaction between pupils from different backgrounds A national conference and nine regional conferences were held to raise awareness of the duty. Currently, we are developing a resource pack to provide further practical support for schools in meeting the duty.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people were convicted for possession of a blade or offensive weapon on school premises in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007. 
|Number of persons found guilty for having an article with a blade or point or an offensive weapon on school premises, England and Wales, 2005 and 2006( 1, 2, 3)|
|Article with a blade or point( 4)||Offensive weapons|
|(1) These data are provided on the principal offence basis.|
(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the police forces and courts. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
(3) Offences under Criminal Justice Act 1988 SS.139 and 139(2) as added by Offensive Weapons Act 1996 S.4(1)
(4) Figures for this offence for 2005 exclude convictions in West Mercia PFA due to an issue with the data.
the establishment of a media campaign aimed at 13 to 17-year-olds;
measures to improve the quality of sex and relationships education (SRE) in schools;
measures to improve sexually active young peoples access to contraceptive and sexual health services;
support for parents to talk to their children about sex and relationship issues; and
additional support to help teenage parents and their children achieve better outcomes.
Between 1998 (the baseline year for the Strategy) and 2006 (the latest year for which data are available), the under-18 conception rate has fallen by 13.3 per cent. to its lowest level for over 20 years. The under-16 rate has fallen by 13.0 per cent. over the same period.
As well as giving young people the means to avoid teenage pregnancies, we are also tackling the underlying factors that increase their risk of teenage pregnancylow attainment, poverty, early disengagement from learning and low aspirationsthrough the Every Child Matters reforms.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) when he will answer questions (a) 163291, (b) 163205, (c) 163194, (d) 163314, (e) 163318, (f) 163211, (g) 163320, (h) 163319, (i) 163310, (j) 163386, (k) 163193, (l) 163102, (m) 163455, (n) 163548, (o) 163554, (p) 163534, (q) 163759, (r) 163564, (s) 163557, (t) 164018, (u) 163821, (v) 164017, (w) 163765, (x) 163766, (y) 163762, (z) 173767, (aa) 163764, (ab) 163311 and (ac) 163209 tabled by the hon. Member for Yeovil; 
(2) when he will answer questions (a) 164444, (b) 164421, (c) 164420, (d) 166028, (e) 166037, (f) 164423, (g) 166105, (h) 166107, (i) 166030, (j) 165755, (k) 166686, (l) 166106, (m) 168199, (n) 168191, (o) 166731, (p) 169801, (q) 167782, (r) 168194, (s) 169834, (t) 169839, (u) 169832, (v) 169838, (w) 169800, (x) 169833, (y) 169837, (z) 170196, (aa) 170790 and (ab) 170786 tabled by the hon. Member for Yeovil. 
Kevin Brennan: The Department has responded to all of the above parliamentary questions. PQ 173767 was not allocated to this Department but a check with the official report indicates that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has issued a response. We were informed that PQ 165755 had been withdrawn as the text of the PQ was identical to PQ163222 which has received a full reply.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps his Department has undertaken in consequence of the Resolution of the Council of the European Union of 14 November 2006 on participation by and information for young people in view of promoting their active citizenship; and if he will make a statement. 
The Resolution of the November 2006 European Council is consistent with the considerable work we are doing in this country under Aiming High the Governments 10-year strategy for young people published in July 2007. This strategy has the objective of improving the life chances of young people and their relations with the communities in which they live through participation in positive leisure-time opportunities, activities and improved support services.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many prosecutions there have been for the illegal (a) copying and (b) downloading from the internet of music under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988; and if he will make a statement. 
Lembit Öpik: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many of the recommendations of the Near Earth Objects Task Groups report (a) have been implemented, (b) are in the process of being implemented, (c) have not been commenced and (d) will not be implemented; and if he will make a statement. 
Ian Pearson: The last update to the Government response to the task force recommendations was issued in January 2005. At that time, it was decided that many of the issues had moved on significantly from 2000 when the recommendations were made and that there was limited value in revisiting them in their original form. The UK Government remain committed however to their original policy, namely to address this global issue at an international level. The recent establishment of a working group on NEOs within the United Nations, chaired by the UK, and emerging opportunities such as ESAs plan for a space situational awareness programme; encompassing NEOs, demonstrates that the UK remains effective in delivering on this commitment.
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