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Members: Correspondence

Mr. Wilshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she will reply to the letter of 11 March 2008 to the Minister of State on the planning application to convert 203-211 London Road, Staines into an administration and interview centre for the UK Border Agency. [205333]

Mr. Byrne [holding answer 13 May 2008]: I wrote to the hon. Member on 9 May 2008.

Official Residences

Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2008, Official Report, column 806W, on official residences, if she will place in the Library a copy of the Savills report, redacting the commercially confidential elements. [204863]

Mr. Byrne: I will be happy to consider doing so when the report is received and has been considered by my officials.

Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2008, Official Report, column 807W, on official residences, what the valuation of the Government House in Pimlico at its previous valuation was prior to the most recent valuation; and on what date that previous valuation was made. [204865]

Mr. Byrne: The previous valuation was carried out in 2001 and valued the property at £1.8 million.

Political Impartiality

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance was given to (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in her Department on public communications during the local election purdah period. [204921]

Mr. Byrne: Guidance was published on the Cabinet Office website as it is when a local or general election takes place. The Cabinet Secretary also wrote to Departments to remind them of the guidance.

Religious Hatred

Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) religiously aggravated offences and (b) offences of religious harassment were recorded in each year since the introduction of such offences, broken down by the religion of the victim; and how many resulted in a (i) charge and (ii) conviction. [206270]

Mr. Coaker: The information requested is not collected centrally. The Home Office collects statistics on recorded racially or religiously aggravated offences for some specific categories of offence. However, it is not possible to determine (a) whether an offence was of a racial or religious nature or (b) the religion of the victim. Similarly, the religion of the victim cannot be identified from the courts proceedings data collected by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform.

Smoking

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many smoking shelters were built at each of her Department's London buildings in each of the last five years. [205051]


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Mr. Byrne: My Department has no central records of building any smoking shelters at our London buildings in the last five years.

Wouter Basson

Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the residency status of Wouter Basson was during the period in which he lived in Berkshire. [205151]

Mr. Byrne [holding answer 12 May 2008]: It is not Home Office policy to comment on individual cases.

Children, Schools and Families

Children

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of children in families in each income decile lived in (a) two-parent married households and (b) two-adult families in (i) Liverpool, (ii) Manchester, (iii) Islington, (iv) Lambeth and (v) Southwark in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. [205704]

Mr. Timms: I have been asked to reply.

The information requested is not available below the level of Government office region.

Children in Care: Religion

Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of looked-after children had a known religious affiliation, broken down by affiliation, in the latest period for which figures are available. [206107]

Kevin Brennan: Information on the number and proportion of looked-after children who had a known religious affiliation, broken down by affiliation is not collected centrally.

Although data is not collected nationally, section 22(5) of the 1989 Children Act places a general duty on local authorities to give due consideration, when making decisions with respect to a child whom they look after, to that child’s religious persuasion (among other matters).

Children: Day Care

Sir Nicholas Winterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) by how much Ofsted’s inspection fees for child care establishments will increase by 2010; [205701]

(2) what assessment he has made of the effect on playgroups and child care establishments of the increase in Ofsted’s inspection fees in 2010; and if he will make a statement; [205697]

(3) if he will assess the merits of Ofsted’s decision to increase inspection fees for child care establishments in 2010; [205700]


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(4) what discussions he has had with child care establishment representative organisations on Ofsted’s increase in inspection fees for playgroups in 2010; [205699]

(5) what representations he has received on the increase in Ofsted’s inspection fees for child care establishments and playgroups in 2010; [205698]

(6) what the reasons are for the increase in Ofsted’s inspection fees for child care establishments and playgroups in 2010; and if he will make a statement. [205696]

Beverley Hughes: The proposals for the levels of fees for the Early Years Register and the compulsory part of the Ofsted Childcare Register from September 2008 were set out in the consultation—Childcare Act 2006: Future Approach to Fees and Subsidies and the accompanying impact assessment. The consultation exercise ended on 20 February and we received 3,639 written responses. The Government response to the consultation will be published shortly alongside decisions on fee levels for 2008 and the approach to fee setting in the longer term.

As we made clear in the consultation document and impact assessment, our proposals are designed to give effective, locally managed support to the child care sector so that parents and children can have the child care that they need. We proposed that new targeted support arrangements would be administered by local authorities as part of their new child care sufficiency duty. There is no reduction in subsidy under our proposals. The proposal was that we move from a national blanket 100 per cent. subsidy to an arrangement where some funding is available for local decisions about how best to use the money to respond to local market conditions.

During the consultation, we met with many key stakeholders from the child care sector including representative organisations and local authorities, whose views are being taken into account as we analyse the responses to the consultation and make decisions.

Children: Health Services

Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when the Child Health Strategy will be published; and what the reasons are for the time taken to publish it. [206105]

Beverley Hughes [holding answer 16 May 2008]: The Child Health Strategy will be developed over the summer, and published in the autumn. This extra time allows for more consultation with key stakeholders, parents and young people over the summer, and enables the findings of Lord Darzi’s Next Stage Review to be taken into account.

The strategy seeks to clarify how health services, working with schools and other partners, can work better to improve children and young people’s health. It will build on the work already delivered through Every Child Matters and the National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services 10-year plan.


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Children's Centres

Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children's centres there are in each local authority area; and what funding
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each local authority has allocated towards children's centres for 2008-09. [206004]

Beverley Hughes: There are currently 2,907 designated Sure Start children's centres across 150 local authorities. The information requested is given in the following table.


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Local authority Designated children's centres at 15 May2008 Children’s centre revenue Sure Start local programmes revenue Children’s centres capital

Barking and Dagenham

14

4,116,294

2,342,832

253,256

Barnet

13

3,651,335

666,072

781,046

Barnsley

19

2,955,117

2,769,671

212,695

Bath and North East Somerset

8

1,101,493

738,079

259,916

Bedfordshire

25

4,008,481

518,168

874,465

Bexley

12

2,176,482

625,807

436,785

Birmingham

67

22,342,187

7,755,247

991,341

Blackburn with Darwen

13

2,269,055

3,197,980

634,180

Blackpool

12

1,896,377

1,569,695

542,990

Bolton

15

3,866,451

2,469,333

304,379

Bournemouth

7

1,676,318

456,402

179,498

Bracknell Forest

6

908,259

0

242,472

Bradford

33

9,547,368

4,855,949

753,941

Brent

12

4,217,355

1,649,794

698,769

Brighton and Hove

14

2,780,280

912,804

434,581

Bristol, City of

25

5,269,522

2,225,270

564,075

Bromley

16

2,807,250

576,903

598,850

Buckinghamshire

24

3,988,799

729,078

838,187

Bury

11

2,377,419

564,612

260,705

Calderdale

17

2,492,673

1,657,546

244,575

Cambridgeshire

27

4,975,826

1,055,985

986,999

Camden

16

2,915,977

3,280,348

601,189

Cheshire

31

5,955,561

2,425,663

869,960

Cornwall

36

4,358,663

3,867,661

694,193

Coventry

18

3,966,606

2,380,884

342,131

Croydon

20

4,576,381

456,402

566,787

Cumbria

28

4,851,100

2,674,511

734,062

Darlington

6

1,108,558

1,180,829

182,168

Derby, City of

14

2,976,638

2,076,863

329,012

Derbyshire

42

7,319,880

2,818,688

832,316

Devon

31

5,868,995

2,424,437

1,048,235

Doncaster

23

3,983,438

3,308,858

298,684

Dorset

17

2,770,062

625,807

667,272

Dudley

17

3,598,806

1,773,004

375,217

Durham

43

4,929,374

7,012,019

514,361

Ealing

22

4,940,497

1,081,537

669,649

East Riding of Yorkshire

14

2,743,794

584,087

524,547

East Sussex

28

3,995,304

3,460,552

698,435

Enfield

16

4,606,498

456,402

694,755

Essex

60

11,916,047

2,222,983

2,175,268

Gateshead

15

2,358,985

1,923,565

453T891

Gloucestershire

31

4,903,106

1,063,965

819,722

Greenwich

23

4,898,580

3,034,536

378,553

Hackney

19

6,408,561

4,388,368

592,054

Halton

12

1,146,129

3,185,994

549,189

Hammersmith and Fulham

12

2,517,184

1,686,438

277,060

Hampshire

58

9,761,347

1,300,974

2,086,510

Haringey

17

4,534,989

3,401,879

356,605

Harrow

9

1,929,102

0

585,447

Hartlepool

7

1,162,495

1,719,247

315,695

Havering

10

1,921,697

621,636

382,399

Herefordshire

9

1,604,418

630,607

283,510

Hertfordshire

50

8,541,246

0

2,169,254

Hillingdon

12

2,705,106

614,310

607,969

Hounslow

14

3,699,753

456,402

496,397

Isle of Wight

8

1,310,104

456,402

368,562

Isles of Scilly

1

30,000

0

0

Islington

16

3,319,558

3,932,802

48,597

Kensington and Chelsea

8

1,666,728

928,953

31,771

Kent

70

12,900,421

5,482,436

2,249,065

Kingston upon Hull, City of

18

2,846,309

4,279,467

212,373

Kingston upon Thames

7

1,174,144

0

351,323

Kirklees

30

6,123,816

3,066,124

614,489

Knowsley

15

2,080,755

2,821,080

314,780

Lambeth

25

6,412,037

3,786,350

324,637

Lancashire

61

11,852,273

10,439,383

1,272,514

Leeds

47

8,434,660

4,203,750

830,964

Leicester, City of

18

5,620,011

4,283,336

430,738

Leicestershire

26

4,440,648

720,078

966,583

Lewisham

15

5,701,962

3,127,983

372,295

Lincolnshire

36

5,895,063

4,040,499

864,863

Liverpool

24

6,788,826

6,345,711

385,613

London, City of

1

140,000

0

0

Luton

19

3,620,240

608,862

457,740

Manchester

34

8,202,080

7,023,657

449,905

Medway

14

2,654,392

491,467

489,297

Merton

9

1,991,912

571,562

427,946

Middlesbrough

12

1,467,722

3,038,998

548,604

Milton Keynes

13

2,724,983

596,603

560,327

Newcastle upon Tyne

16

1,652,922

2,958,414

439,100

Newham

20

2,540,574

3,895,904

620,386

Norfolk

36

7,003,180

5,172,397

545,588

North East Lincolnshire

12

6,727,603

4,726,856

1,102,986

North Lincolnshire

11

1,562,893

1,350,057

248,712

North Somerset

10

1,528,050

607,480

388,899

North Tyneside

11

2,114,610

1,734,089

258,428

North Yorkshire

29

5,158,940

1,242,045

982,738

Northamptonshire

31

6,845,128

2,378,748

1,144,474

Northumberland

23

2,678,420

2,960,948

445,505

Nottingham, City of

16

4,088,902

4,344,129

215,645

Nottinghamshire

50

7,145,723

5,393,408

810,489

Oldham

14

3,777,394

2,751,507

275,799

Oxfordshire

29

5,689,733

456,402

1,185,714

Peterborough, City of

11

2,363,149

1,803,919

347,612

Plymouth, City of

15

2,577,921

2,430,115

305,335

Poole

6

1,018,560

0

269,943

Portsmouth

13

2,100,669

1,221,484

269,579

Reading

10

1,802,346

456,402

308,732

Redbridge

14

2,775,658

469,940

663,414

Redcar and Cleveland

10

1,255,381

2,276,068

571,232

Richmond upon Thames

9

1,487,038

0

453,089

Rochdale

15

2,848,254

3,029,542

194,346

Rotherham

20

3,376,383

1,644,910

231,993

Rutland

1

284,499

0

323,630

Salford

15

3,165,731

2,898,590

212,746

Sandwell

18

5,110,272

4,623,927

298,203

Sefton

16

2,480,716

2,291,335

241,213

Sheffield

31

6,000,844

4,743,604

582,854

Shropshire

14

2,390,049

1,333,236

514,648

Slough

8

2,015,858

456,402

327,173

Solihull

11

1,954,298

456,402

244,100

Somerset

33

4,366,985

1,739,138

732,234

South Gloucestershire

11

1,825,296

0

527,838

South Tyneside

12

1,741,227

2,506,366

26,631

Southampton

12

2,607,160

1,710,903

323,012

Southend on Sea

11

1,868,525

542,366

243,081

Southwark

21

5,518,711

4,543,720

274,783

St. Helens

12

2,028,492

3,027,310

449,400

Staffordshire

38

6,741,890

2,670,090

986,483

Stockport

15

2,851,594

504,151

350,531

Stockton on Tees

10

1624,756

3,176,064

254,692

Stoke on Trent

13

3,167,797

3,607,154

291,582

Suffolk

35

6,049,179

1,721,597

977,712

Sunderland

17

3,297,851

4,251,511

510,016

Surrey

51

7,771,746

0

2,166,485

Sutton

10

1,799,856

751,581

330,561

Swindon

10

1,913,329

630,898

409,879

Tameside

15

2,912,093

2,426,018

202,859

Telford and Wrekin

13

2,086,804

1,198,982

208,568

Thurrock

10

2,030,520

456,402

321,070

Torbay

7

1,099,404

1,302,306

454,448

Tower Hamlets

21

6,094,142

4,411,051

352,515

Trafford

10

2,380,757

456,402

398,584

Wakefield

20

4,240,009

2,399,289

318,202

Walsall

15

3,993,429

3,086,846

266,481

Waltham Forest

14

4,776,663

2,485,010

444,444

Wandsworth

16

3,703,994

1,240,695

770,725

Warrington

11

1,929,604

1,216,984

272,856

Warwickshire

30

4,413,790

1,054,967

826,800

West Berkshire

6

1,245,575

0

375,566

West Sussex

36

5,559,324

1,348,840

1,279,846

Westminster, City of

12

2,667,426

1,876,935

304,885

Wigan

17

4,446,819

940,360

322,593

Wiltshire

20

4,106,175

0

790,413

Windsor and Maidenhead

6

1,041,716

0

343,092

Wirral

19

3,935,001

2,464,277

346,788

Wokingham

7

1,068,203

0

332,467

Wolverhampton

16

3,320,126

3,185,642

247,672

Worcestershire

25

4,612,927

1,757,680

787,042

York, City of

8

4,358,663

3,867,661

694,193


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