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The 2007 survey of music services estimated that 50 per cent. of Key Stage 2 pupils will be given an opportunity to learn a musical instrument, compared to 22 per cent. in 2006/07. To support the development of a world class workforce we contracted Open University and Trinity College to develop a training programme for classroom teachers and other
professionals involved in music education. Over 1,000 people have so far enrolled in that training.
The Music Manifesto published a report Making Every Childs Music Matter in October 2006. This report took stock of how music education in England had progressed since the launch of the Manifesto and made recommendations for further action by the Government and others involved in music education. In response to the recommendations in January 2007 we announced £10 million for a National Singing Programme. In November 2007 we confirmed a major new package of activity continuing funding for Sing Up (£10 million in each of the next three years) and a total investment in music education of £332 million over the next three years. Details of this can be found in the departments press release at:
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much each local authority has spent on educational music services in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
|Pupil referral units: Number (headcount) of pupils aged less than 11, position in January each year1997 to 2007, England|
|Solely registered pupils and pupils registered with other providers||Pupils registered in more than one school|
| Source: School Census.|
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average public expenditure per pupil on education for each age of pupil was in each (a) region and (b) London borough in each of the last 10 years. 
Jim Knight: The Department is unable to answer the question in the way it has been asked. However, the available information on school based expenditure per pupil by local authority maintained primary and secondary schools in England from 1997-98 to 2006-07 has been placed in the House Library.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many individuals have been allocated a unique pupil number (UPN); and whether data held on each pupil via the UPN record are deleted from the database when the child leaves education. 
Jim Knight: The number of pupils who have been allocated a unique pupil number (UPN) to date since their inception is not available. The UPN number itself bares no resemblance to the number of UPNs issued. They are based on the local authority number, the school establishment number and a set of randomly generated numbers. UPNs were first introduced in the autumn term of 1999 and cover the maintained schools sector in England.
It was agreed with the Data protection Registrar when the UPN was designed that it would lapse when pupils completed their statutory phase of education. With this in mind, the current policy is that the national pupil database holds the UPN and associated pupil details until that point. After the pupil leaves maintained education the record is retained to enable lifelong learning analyses, but the UPN is removed.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local education authorities participated in the (a) initial and (b) subsequent pilot using synthetic phonics to teach children to read. 
Redcar and Cleveland
In 2006/07, the Communication, Language and Literacy Development (CLLD) programme was developed, implementing the recommendations from the Rose Review. 32 further local authorities participated in the programme (in addition to the 18 local authorities who had been involved in the ERDp):
Bath and North East Somerset
Blackburn with Darwen
Hammersmith and Fulham
Barking and Dagenham
Bristol, City of
Newcastle upon Tyne
North East Lincolnshire
(6) how many school improvement partners were employed in each local education authority at the latest date for which figures are available; and what the cost was in the latest period for which figures are available; 
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