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the post-16 progression measure will help all schools focus on ensuring their pupils make a good transition to post 16 learningthe data will be published in the School Profile in summer 2009.
The 14-19 reforms will go still further. We are introducing a new more engaging curriculum through Diplomas from this September and, in 2013, all young people will have an entitlement to study one of the 14 Diplomas that will be available. For young people who want a more work based route, we are expanding the apprenticeship programme so that every young person who wants one can have one, and the foundation learning tier will give young people not yet ready for level 2 and level 3 qualifications the essential building blocks for future learning.
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what research he has undertaken or evaluated on the number of grandparents who were denied access to their grandchildren by the childrens parents during the last 12 months. 
Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what estimate he has made of the average number of hours children spent attending a holiday play scheme per day in each year for which records are available; 
Beverley Hughes: The 2006 Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey collected information on child care provision in England. The estimated number of children attending holiday clubs in England was 352,500 in 2006 compared to 233,800 in 2003. Data are not available at local authority level.
An accurate estimate of the proportion of children attending holiday play schemes cannot be provided as children may access holiday provision in other types of child care settings. Data are not available on the number of children attending other child care providers in school holidays.
Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the purposes are of the £12.7 million grant made by the Government to Kids Company in March; what conditions apply with regard to replicating the work of Kids Company; how much of the grant was intended for such replications; and if he will make a statement. 
As for all organisations in receipt of the YSDF funding, Kids Co.s use of the funding will be bound by the terms and conditions set out in their grant agreement. Each month, Kids Co. will be monitored against key performance indicators demonstrating progress toward the objectives of the YSDF.
Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what plans he has for the future of the National Academy of Parenting Practitioners; what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of implementing such plans; and if he will make a statement. 
Beverley Hughes: The National Academy for Parenting Practitioners is in the process of finalising a strategic plan for 2008 onwardsto be agreed with my Departmentwhich sets out its work plan and deliverables until 2010: to deliver a combination of research and training to support and develop the parenting workforce. We expect the academy to bring about a step change in the supply and quality of parenting support delivered to parents across England.
Kevin Brennan: We only have records on the number of school playing fields sold since 1998. Since then we have approved three applications from Hampshire local authority to sell school playing fields, as set out in the following list. Each approval was supported by advice from our independent School Playing Fields Advisory Panel.
Crestwood Community School, Eastleigh in September 2002surplus land was sold to fund the school's new sports hall and all-weather sports pitch;
the former Beech Down Primary School, Basingstoke in July 2005the school had closed and the proceeds were used to provide new educational facilities at six local schools;
and Warblington School, Havant in November 2007surplus land was sold to fund the school's new sports hall and all-weather sports pitch.
Kevin Brennan: We only have records on the number of school playing fields sold since 1998. Since then we have approved one application from Southampton local authority to sell a school playing field. This was in respect of Harefield Primary School, Southampton in December 2007the school had closed and the proceeds were used to provide a new sports hall at the adjacent junior school site. The approval was supported by advice from our independent School Playing Fields Advisory Panel.
Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much his Department spent on the production and distribution of its revised early years foundation stage guidance; 
Beverley Hughes: It was necessary to do another print-run of the Early Years Foundation Stage because stocks were running low and demand for copies remained high. We took the opportunity to provide clarification of areas where feedback from local authorities, schools and early years providers indicated this would be helpful. None of the legal requirements have changed. The total cost for the reprint was £556,401 for 300,000 copies.
Susan Kramer: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding per pupil his Department provided to each local authority in London for the early years entitlement in 2008-09; and if he will make a statement. 
Beverley Hughes: Payment for the free early education entitlement is made as part of the Dedicated Schools Grant which provides funding for pupils between the ages of 3 and 16. We do not separately identify the amount of funding made available for early years. Local authorities are best placed to determine the most effective use of resources at local level and have discretion over the rate at which they fund settings for delivery of early years provision.
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many new schools applied for grants under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme in each year since 2006; and what steps his
Department is taking to ensure that schools are aware of the programme. 
|Low Carbon Buildings Programmephase 1|
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We are promoting the Low Carbon Buildings Programme through the Sustainable Schools website and have made local authorities aware of the programme through our regular communications channels, and promoted the scheme at major conferences and events. Further details can be obtained from:
The Government require all new school buildings to reduce carbon emissions from new school buildings by 60 per cent. through a combination of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy systems, and provides additional funding to all new secondary schools within BSF (Building Schools for the Future), academies and One School Pathfinder programmes for this purpose. There are also requirements within building regulations and local planning requirements that encourage microgeneration for new buildings.
The annual School Sport Survey has been running for the past four years, but the survey has only collected data by local authority since 2004/05. The following table sets out the percentage of pupils in each local authority taking part in at least two hours of high quality PE and school sport in a typical week for the last three years. Direct comparisons between local authorities are not appropriate as the number of schools in school sport partnerships, and the length of time they have been within partnerships, differs. Since September 2006, all maintained schools in England have been within a school sport partnership.
|Percentage of pupils taking part in at least two hours high quality PE and sport a week by London borough|
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