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Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 11 November 2008, Official Report, column 1070W, on foster care, to which regulations the answer refers. 
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what surveys his Department has conducted to estimate the proportion of the school student population in (a) the Vale of York and (b) England which wishes to stay on in full-time education beyond GCSEs; and what the findings were of such surveys. 
Beverley Hughes: The Department does not hold survey findings that provide robust estimates at constituency level. However, in addition to national estimates, there are estimates at local authority level. Ofsted have run a school-based survey called TellUs in 2008, covering school children in York and elsewhere across England. This study asked year 8 and 10 pupils (aged 12/13 and 14/15) what they hoped to do when they leave school. The results of this are given in the following table:
|Get a Job at 16||Study and get a job at 18||Study and go to university||Something else||Do not know|
As insufficient year 10 responses were received from York the above figures from York relate to the responses of the year 8 pupils only.
There are a number of national surveys which have been conducted by the Department which have asked young people about their intentions after age 16. These surveys cannot give results at a sub-regional level. They are as follows:
In the first interview or wave of the Longitudinal Study of Young People in EnglandLSYPE (spring 2004), sample members were asked at age 13/14 what their intentions were after Year 11. 78 per cent. of respondents said they intended to stay on in full-time education either at the school they were currently attending or somewhere else. LSYPE did not ask about intentions to other learning routes.
Various surveys of 21,500 young people who were in their final year of compulsory education in 1999 or 2000 were carried out for the evaluation of the EMA pilots. 78 per cent. of respondents said they wanted to stay in full-time education after age 16, 18 per cent. wanted to enter work or training and 4 per cent. were undecided or wanted something else.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many head teachers were suspended from (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) special schools in each local authority area in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his latest estimate is of the proportion of their school time spent preparing for key stage 2 tests by children in year 6; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Knight: The National Assessment Agency (NAA), which is responsible for administering National Curriculum tests, advises schools to prepare their pupils for the tests by providing them with opportunities to familiarise themselves with the layout and design of past test papers, encouraging them to work independently and to be aware that there may be questions in the tests that they will not be able to answer. Head teachers have responsibility for deciding how much preparation pupils should have, but neither the Department nor the NAA recommend intensive preparation for the tests.
Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department has changed its estimates of the demand for primary school places in London for the next four years in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. 
The Department's estimates on the demand for school places are based on data supplied by local authorities. The Department collects
pupil projection data from local authorities on an annual basis, as part of the surplus places survey. This year's survey data, incorporating pupil projections made by local authorities in spring and summer 2008, were submitted to the Department in August 2008.
Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what capital allocations have been made for primary schools in each London borough for (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12 and (d) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Knight: Capital allocations have been made to local authorities for each of the three years in the current spending review period 2008-09 to 2010-11. No allocation has been made for a future period.
Apart from the Primary Capital programme, allocations at local authority level are not ring fenced according to type of school. Allocations can be prioritised by the local authority between primary and secondary schools.
In addition to allocations at local authority level, each school receives an allocation of Devolved Formula Capital which it can spend directly. The annual rate for an unmodernised primary school is (a) a £18,500 lump sum, together with (b) a per pupil amount of £63. A modernised school receives 50 per cent. of these sums.
The following table sets out capital allocations at local authority and school level in each London borough for (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11. Primary capital allocations are subject to local authorities agreeing their primary capital programmes for change with the Department.
|School capital allocations|
|Local authority||Total DFC allocation (indicative)||Primary capital programme||Other allocations||Total||Total DFC allocation (indicative)||Primary Capital programme||Other allocations||Total|
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