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Pre-school Education

Annette Brooke: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what the results were of the analysis conducted by his Department on the progress between predicting outcomes from the foundation stage profile points and actual key stage 1 outcomes; and if he will make a statement; [209234]

(2) what analysis has been conducted on behalf of his Department of the progress between predicting outcomes from the foundation stage profile points and actual key stage 1 outcomes. [209163]

Beverley Hughes: The Department has carried out internal analysis on a sample of 48,000 pupils which matched results from the foundation stage profile (FSP) in 2005 to key stage 1 (KS1) teacher assessments from 2007. This showed a clear relationship between the two, with every additional point achieved at the FSP stage increasing the chance of doing well at KS1.

The analysis shows that communication, language and literacy (CLL) has the highest correlation with KS1 outcomes, meaning that children who are developing well in their reading, writing, and spoken language are particularly likely to continue to do well in primary school. Of those pupils who achieve at least six points in all the personal, social and emotional development and CLL scales, a very high proportion go on to achieve the expected level and above KS1 maths (99 per cent.), reading (98 per cent.) and writing (97 per cent.). The analysis is due to be published on 20 June, I will send a copy to the hon. Member and place copies in the House Library.


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In addition, in 2007 the National Assessment Agency commissioned a small piece of research in six schools on the relationship between FSP scale points and later attainment at KS1. The outcomes from this research were not reliable and therefore it was not published.

Youth Services

Joan Ryan: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department and its predecessor has taken to develop youth and community facilities for children over 11 years old in (a) England and (b) Enfield North constituency in the last five years. [209672]

Beverley Hughes: The Department has committed new investment of £190 million over the next three years to deliver world class youth facilities through the ‘myplace’ programme delivered through a competitive bidding process by the Big Lottery Fund.

DCSF is also continuing baseline funding of £ 26.5 million per annum over the next three years via local authorities for the Youth Capital Fund (YCF). We set out in the Youth Task Force Action Plan a further £22.6 million in 2008-09 to enhance this fund to benefit young people in the most deprived neighbourhoods and estates.

We do not hold information on Enfield North, only on the Enfield local authority. In 2006-07 and 2007-08 the YCF allocation for Enfield was £169,313. The allocations for 2008-11 are unchanged.

Our vision is that DCSF capital investment drives a system wide transformation in how places for young people to go are planned and delivered, particularly in the role and influence of young people and the level of genuine cross-sector partnership working.

Northern Ireland

Crime Prevention

Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Crimestoppers in Northern Ireland. [207752]

Paul Goggins: Crimestoppers is an extremely valuable support to the police, providing a confidential service to people to report matters that assist the police at a local level. Since November 2007, the PSNI have seen a steady increase in the number of actionable calls received via this number.

Dispersal Orders

Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will consider introducing dispersal orders in Northern Ireland. [207672]

Paul Goggins: The Northern Ireland Office is currently reviewing its Community Safety Strategy for Northern Ireland and tackling antisocial behaviour will remain a key theme within it. The revised strategy will set out various options for dealing with community safety matters, including the potential for considering new powers, within a package of new community safety measures.


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PSNI: Manpower

Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) regular, (b) full-time reserve and (c) part-time reserve police officers of each (i) rank, (ii) sex and (iii) religion were based in Belfast North constituency in each of the last 10 years. [207679]

Paul Goggins: The Chief Constable has provided the following answer:


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2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Rank M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F

Regular

Chief Super- intendent

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Superintendent

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

Chief Inspector

4

1

5

3

2

1

1

1

I

6

4

Inspector

14

12

12

4

11

2

11

2

10

I

16

13

3

Sergeant

51

8

49

6

38

9

38

9

35

9

34

7

45

9

44

12

Constable

268

38

253

37

218

63

204

72

187

69

176

55

232

45

234

46

Full-Time Reserve

117

11

98

11

69

7

55

5

39

3

34

2

76

7

66

6

Part-Time Reserve

66

37

63

36

44

23

7

1

55

30

47

24

Constable Part-time

36

18

35

17

34

17

Sub total

522

95

482

91

386

106

349

107

310

101

289

83

431

92

409

92

Total

617

573

523

501

492

456

411

372

Note:
M = Male
F = Female

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