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Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 12 June 2008, Official Report, columns 453-4W, on playing fields: Hampshire, what the status was of the playing fields at Thornden School, Chandler's Ford in (a) 1999 and (b) 2002. 
Kevin Brennan: In January 2002 Hampshire county council were given consent to dispose of an area of land at Thornden School. The area to be sold consisted of land that could be described as habitat, informal or social land and was situated on the boundary of the school some distance from the school buildings. Because of its configuration the land had not been used, nor was it suitable to be used, for the playing of team games. The proceeds of sale were to be used towards the cost of a new school hall which would include purpose-designed facilities to assist both drama and the music curriculum.
The figures provided in June related only to those applications that involve the sale of an area of land capable of being used as a sports pitch, which is what is generally regarded as playing fields.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils received fixed period exclusions in schools with pupils with (a) more and (b) fewer than 1,500 pupils in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Kevin Brennan: The available information showing numbers of fixed period exclusions is shown in the table. It should be noted that some pupils will have more than one episode of fixed period exclusion.
|Primary, state funded secondary and all special schools( 1, 2) : Number of fixed period exclusions by size of school 2006/07|
|Schools with up to 1,500 pupils||Schools with 1,500 pupils or greater||All schools|
|Number of fixed period exclusions||As a percentage of the population||Number of fixed period exclusions||As a percentage of the population||Number of fixed period exclusions||As a percentage of the population|
|(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.|
(2) Includes local authority maintained secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies.
(3) Not applicable.
1. The number of fixed period exclusions expressed as a percentage of the number (headcount) of all pupils (excluding dually registered pupils) in January 2007.
2. Based on head count of pupils as at January 2007, excludes dual registrations.
3. Totals may not appear to equal the sum of component parts because numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils in areas of each decile of multiple deprivation received fixed period exclusions in the last 12 months; 
(3) how many and what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils from schools in each decile of proportion of pupils entitled to free school meals received a fixed period exclusion in the latest period for which figures are available; 
(5) how many and what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils in schools of each decile of proportion of pupils entitled to free school meals were given a permanent exclusion in the last 12 months. 
Kevin Brennan: Information on fixed and permanent exclusions by income deprivation affecting children index (IDACI) of excluding school will be published as additional tables to the SFR, permanent and fixed period exclusions from schools in England 2006/07 on 24 July 2008. This will be available at:
This release of additional data will also include information on fixed and permanent exclusions by free school eligibility for the school years 2005/06 and 2006/07. Data for the schools years 2000/01 to 2004/05 can only be provided at disproportionate cost. Data for years prior to 2000/01 are not available.
Ms Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local authorities receive Sure Start funding; and which have children's centres not based in wards among the 20 per cent. most deprived of all wards. 
Beverley Hughes: All 150 local authorities have received funding to establish Sure Start children's centres. In phase 1 (2004 to 2006) of the roll out, centres were developed to offer services to families living in the 20 per cent. most disadvantaged wards, based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2000. In phase 2 (2006 to 2008) further centres were developed in all local authorities across England to cover communities where the majority of families live in the 30 per cent. most disadvantaged areas, as defined by Super Output Areas, as well as some areas outside the 30 per cent. most disadvantaged areas. There are currently 2,907 designated children's centres. By 2010 there will be 3,500 centres, one for every community.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people aged 16 to 24 years old not in education, employment or training (NEETs) there were in each year since 1992; how many of them in each year had been NEETs for (a) under (i) three months, (ii) six months, (iii) nine months, (iv) 12 months and (v) 24 months and (b) over 24 months; and how many in each case were not claiming state benefits. 
Beverley Hughes: Information on the length of time young people have been NEET is not available. However, snapshot estimates are available from the Labour Force Survey. The following table gives for England the number and proportion of 16 to 24-year-olds classed as not in employment, education or training for the years available. The figures are split into those who are inactive and those who are unemployed and therefore likely to be claiming unemployment related benefits.
|16 to 24( -) year-olds( 1) not in education employment or training (NEET) by labour market status|
|(1 )Academic age has been used here. This means for each quarters data those aged 16 to 24 as at the preceding 31 August are counted.|
(2 )The questions used to derive the NEET measure are not asked in all quarters of the LFS. Therefore it is not possible to show NEET rates for the same quarter in all years. NEET measures are seasonal and therefore care is needed in the interpretation of changes between different quarters. Prior to 2001 spring (March to May) and/or autumn (September to November) seasonal quarters are shown. From 2001 calendar quarter 4 (October to November) is shown.
Labour Force Survey (LFS)
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