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Mr. Hunt: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much the Cabinet Office (a) spent in each of the last three years and (b) spent in 2008-09 to date on (i) commissioning and (ii) funding the production of television programmes; what programmes these were; and which companies made them. 
Shona McIsaac: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many and what proportion of households in Cleethorpes constituency had no one in full-time work in each of the last five years. 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question on how many and what proportion of households in Cleethorpes constituency had no one in full-time work in each of the last five years. (212841)
Estimates in the attached table are provided from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). There is currently no annual household dataset, so the figures are given for the April-June quarter to be consistent with those published in the Work and worklessness among households First Release (see web link):
The household datasets (like the main quarterly LFS microdatasets) are weighted to the population estimates published by the Office for National Statistics in February and March 2003. They do not incorporate the more recent population estimates used in the headline LFS series.
Figures for households are based on working age households. A working-age household is a household that includes at least one person of working-age, that is a woman aged 16 to 59 or a man aged 16 to 64.
The LFS is a sample survey covering over 52,000 households in the United Kingdom in each three month period. As with any sample survey, estimates from the Labour Force Survey are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
|Number and proportion of working-age( 1) households in Cleethorpes constituency where no-one is in full-time employment 2003-07, April to June of each year|
|Levels ( Thousand )||Percentage( 2)|
|(1) A working-age household is a household that includes at least one person of working-age, that is a woman aged 16 to 59 or a man aged 16 to 64.|
(2) In calculating percentages, households with unknown economic status have been excluded.
1. Estimates are weighted to the 2003 population estimates.
2. As with any sample survey, estimates from the Labour Force Survey are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
LFS household datasets
(2) how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner in each of the last five years; and at what cost. 
Phil Hope: The information can be obtained only at disproportionate costs. The Cabinet Office procures timber and timber products in line with UK Government timber procurement policy which requires central Government to actively seek to buy timber and timber products from legal and sustainable sources.
Jim Knight: Currently there are no proposals to establish an academy in Chorley. We have agreed with the Lancashire local authority two academy projects in Accrington and Preston, in order to drive up standards in those areas. The establishment of a trust school is a matter for local decision. Three schools in Lancashire have informed the Department of their interest in acquiring trust status and are currently on our Supported Schools Programme to help them to do so. None of these schools is in the Chorley area.
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what grants were made by his Department to the London Borough of Bexley in each of the last three years; for how much in each case; what grants will be made in 2008-09; and for how much in each case. 
Jim Knight: Revenue funding in 2005-06 for Bexley local authority was made up of the Education Formula Share (EFS), Standards Fund, Budget Support Grant, Transitional Support Grant, School Standards Grant and funding from the Learning and Skills Council (LSC); figures for these are provided in the following table. Total and per-pupil revenue funding figures are also provided. Figures are in cash terms.
|Bexley local authority|
1. Price base: Cash.
2. Figures reflect relevant sub-blocks of education formula spending (EFS) settlements and include the pensions transfer to EFS and the Learning and Skills Council.
3. The Other Grants figure includes all revenue grants in DfES departmental expenditure limits relevant to pupils aged three-19. These exclude education maintenance allowances (EMAs) and grants not allocated at LEA level.
4. The pupil numbers used to convert £ million figures to £ per pupil are those underlying the EFS settlement calculations.
Rounding: The EFS, other grants and total figures are rounded to the nearest £ million and the total per - pupil figures to the nearest £10.
The figures shown in the following table are taken from the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) which was introduced in April 2006. They are not comparable with 2005-06 figures quoted above because the introduction of the DSG in 2006-07 fundamentally changed how local authorities are funded. This change does not affect the comparability of the other non-DSG grants identified above, although there are some year-on-year changes in terms of what grants were provided.
The 2005-06 figures quoted above are based on Education Formula Spending (EFS) which formed the education part of the local government finance settlement, plus
various grants. The DSG is based on planned spend. In addition, the DSG has a different coverage from EFS, which comprises a schools block and an LEA block (to cover LEA central functions) whereas DSG only covers the school block. LEA block items are still funded through DCLGs local government finance settlement but education items cannot be separately identified. Consequently, there is a break in the Departments time series as the two sets of data are not comparable.
To provide a comparison for 2006-07 DSG, the Department have isolated the schools block equivalent funding in 2005-06the basis for the 2005-06 baseline figure quoted in the following table; as described above this does not represent the totality of education funding in that year. The grants associated with the 2005-06 DSG baseline are the same as those given with the EFS figure above: Standards Fund, Budget Support Grant, Transitional Support Grant, School Standards Grant and LSC funding.
Revenue funding from the DSG, Standards Fund, School Standards Grant, Schools Standards Grant (Personalisation) and the Learning and Skills Council for years 2006-07 to 2007-08 for Bexley local authority are provided in the following table along with the comparable figures based on the 2005-06 DSG baseline. The figures are for all funded pupils aged three-19 and are in cash terms.
|Bexley local authority|
1. This covers funding through the Dedicated Schools Grant, School Standards Grant, School Standards Grant (Personalisation) and Standards Fund as well as funding from the Learning and Skills Council; it excludes giants which are not allocated at LA level.
2. Price Base: Cash.
3. These figures are for all funded pupils aged three-19
4. DSG, Other Grants and Total figures have been rounded to the nearest £ million. The total per pupil figures have been rounded to the nearest £10.
5. Some of the grant allocations have not been finalised. If these do change, the effect on the funding figures is expected to be minimal.
The DSG indicative allocations (these are based on projected pupil numbers whereas the final allocations will be based on actual pupil numbers) and guaranteed per pupil unit of funding (GUF) for 2008-09 for Bexley local authority are shown in the following table.
These figures cover funding through the DSG only; there is funding from the other grants identified above that support the schools budget whose allocations have not yet been finalised for 2008-09. This covers all funded pupils aged three-15 and is in cash terms (rounded to the nearest £10).
|Bexley local authority|
1. The revenue funding figures only run to 2005-06 because we cannot provide a consistent time series beyond that year as the introduction of the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) in 2006-07 fundamentally changed how local authorities are funded. The 2005-06 figures are based on Education Formula Spending (EFS) which formed the education part of the local government finance settlement, plus various grants. This was an assessment of what local authorities needed to fund education rather than what they spent. In 2006-07 funding for schools changed with the introduction of the DSG which is based largely on an authority's planned spend.
2. In addition, DSG has a different coverage to EFS: EFS comprised a schools block and an LEA block (to cover LEA central functions) whereas DSG only covers the school block. LEA block items are still funded through DCLG's local government finance settlement but education items cannot be separately identified. This means we have a break in our time series as the two sets of data are not comparable.
3. Some of the grant allocations have not been finalised. If these do change, the effect on the funding figures is expected to be minimal.
4. The 2008-09 figures cover funding through the Dedicated Schools Grants (DSG). This figure does not represent the totality of education funding allocated in that year. There are other grants that support the schools budget whose allocations have not yet been finalised- these are not included in the provided DSG figure.
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children's centres are operational in Chorley; how many are due to be opened; and how much will be spent on such centres in the next 12 months. 
Beverley Hughes: There are currently five designated Sure Start children's centres in Chorley. By 2010 all communities will have access to a children's centre. Lancashire county council is currently considering how many additional children centres they will need and where these should be located in order to meet this commitment.
The Department has allocated £324,637 in capital and £6,412,037 in revenue funding to Lancashire county council 2008-09. It is for local authorities to decide how to allocate funding to individual centres and information on how much has been allocated to the centres in Chorley is not collected centrally.
Mr. Dunne: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the pupil:teacher ratio was in each local education authority at (a) primary and (b) secondary level in each year since 1997-98. 
Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families over what period his Department depreciates the asset value of its (a) vehicles, (b) computer hardware, (c) bespoke computer software, (d) standard computer software, (e) furniture and (f) telecommunications equipment. 
Mr. Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many individual domestic air flights were undertaken within mainland Britain by representatives of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in the most recent year for which figures are available; and at what cost. 
( a) The number of domestic flights (one way trips) undertaken by representatives of the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills in the financial year April 2007 to March 2008 was 1,128. The cost of the flights was £126,460. It is not possible without incurring disproportionate cost to separate the number of flights made by representatives of these two Departments that originally formed the Department for Education and Skills.
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