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The Ministry of Defence (MOD) fully supports the Government's renewable energy policies and considers each development proposal on a case by case basis and only objects where absolutely essential. To assist developers and avoid unnecessary expenditure MOD operates a pre-planning consultation system. We are always ready to consider mitigation measures, i.e. changing height or number of turbines or slightly changing their location where mutually agreeable if that would allow a development to go forward.
Jim Knight: Once an Expression of Interest for an academy has been agreed, the academy project enters its feasibility stage. Up to the end of January 2008, the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families and his predecessors had agreed 114 Academy Expressions of Interest since June 2005. The names of the academies, the phase they have reached and the date that the Expression of Interest was signed are placed in the House Libraries.
Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what average length of time the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) took to produce reports in child contact cases in each CAFCASS area in the last period for which figures are available. 
Kevin Brennan: This is a matter for the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS). Anthony Douglas, the chief executive, has written to my hon. Member with the information requested and a copy of his reply has been placed in the House Library.
I am writing to you in response to the Parliamentary Question that you tabled recently:
184756To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what average length of time the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) took to produce reports in child contact cases in each Cafcass area in the last period for which figures are available.
The attached table indicates the average number of weeks it takes each regional team to file a Section 7 Report. These figures are for the period 01 April 2007 to the 31 December 2007.
A copy of this reply will be placed in the House Library.
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number of children who were victims of crimes committed by parents or carers in the last year. 
Home Office research published in 1998 on child sex offending showed the majority of perpetrators (80 per cent.) sexually assault children who are known to them, with these offences taking place in the home of either the offender or the victim.
The 2005 Offending, Crime and Justice Survey (OCJS) shows among children aged 10 to 15 years who were victims of assaults (both with and without injury) parents were the perpetrator in one per cent. of cases.
Ms Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he expects there will be sufficient provision of child care in all areas for all ages of children up to 14 years. 
Beverley Hughes: The Childcare Act 2006 requires all English local authorities to complete by 31 March 2008 assessments of the sufficiency of child care in their areas, showing demand for child care, available supply, and any gaps between the two. From 1 April 2008, local authorities will be under a related duty to secure, so far as is reasonably practicable, sufficient child care places for all working parents, or parents undertaking education or training in preparation for work. Every local authority will be expected to work with schools and private, voluntary and independent sector providers to fill, as far as it is able, gaps in provision identified in its sufficiency assessment.
Beverley Hughes: As of 7 March, there are five designated Sure Start Childrens Centres in Loughborough, with one further centre due to be designated by the end of March. Local authorities have until 2010 to complete the final phase of the roll out of their childrens centre programmes. All local authorities have been given indicative numbers of centres required to reach the remaining children under five in their areas and will be supported by our deliver partner, Together for Children, in planning their remaining centres. Childrens centres provide a range of services depending on local need. They do not offer a set number of places but it is expected that on average a children's centre will serve a community with about 800 children under five years old. Centres in the 30 per cent. most disadvantaged areas offer child care to some children in their area. Information is not held centrally about the number of child care places in each centre.
Mr. Gerald Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will break down, by subhead in (a) near cash and (b) non cash terms his Departments (i) gross resource outturn, (ii) operating appropriations in aid outturn, (iii) gross capital outturn and (iv) non-operating appropriations in aid outturn for financial years 2001-02 to 2006-07. 
Kevin Brennan: The subheads of a Department change over time so a time series analysis by subhead does not provide a consistent set of figures. The following table sets out the figures requested by request for resource for the years 2002-03 to 2006-07 for DCSF programmes within the former Department for Education and Skills. Figures for 2001-02 can be provided only at disproportionate cost.
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