To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the effects of academy schools on educational attainment in areas of relative (a) wealth and (b) deprivation. 
Most academy pupilsalmost 70 per cent. (based on the income deprivation affecting children index)come from deprived areas, but we have made no separate assessment of their performance compared to pupils from other areas. Overall, however, the evidence shows that academies are improving educational attainment compared with their predecessor schools and at a much faster rate than the national average. The fifth annual independent evaluation of academies by PricewaterhouseCoopers concludes that
Academies are meeting the needs of a wide range of pupils.
Building Schools for the Future Programme
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local authorities are scheduled to be included in waves 7 to 15 of the Building Schools for the Future programme; and if he will make a statement. 
We have not yet identified which local authorities and projects will be in waves 7 to 15 of the Building Schools for the Future programme. The deadline for authorities to submit revised expressions of interest was the end of November 2008.
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 28 October 2008, Official Report, columns 1001-2W, what the (a) expected completion date and (b) estimated cost of each project was at its outset. 
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As stated in my previous answer of 28 October 2008, Official Report, columns 1001-02W, the Department does not currently hold a comprehensive list of IT expenditure at every level of detail sponsored by the Department or its delivery partners. To research this information further could be done only at disproportionate cost.
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was spent on bonuses by each of his Departments non-departmental public bodies in the last year for which data are available. 
I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 26 November 2008, Official Report, column 1841W.
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the net present value is of current (a) departmental employees and (b) teachers pensions. 
The Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS) is a multi-employer occupational pension scheme for civil servants employed by Government Departments, including the Department for Children, Schools and Families, as well as some other public bodies. The liabilities for the PCSPS are contained in the Cabinet Office: Civil Superannuation Resource Accounts, which are laid before Parliament each year. Figures for the liabilities relating to individual employers are not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
The value of the teachers pension scheme is available in the latest published Resource Accounts (2006-07).
Departmental Public Expenditure
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on (a) entertainment, (b) advertising and promotion and (c) public relations consultancy in 2007-08. 
Expenditure on entertainment by the Department for Children, Schools and Families in 2007-08 has been provided previously, please refer to the answer given on 17 October 2008, Official Report, column 1583W.
Promotional campaigns, including those using advertising, are funded from the Departments central Advertising and Publicity Budget and from individual programme budgets held by policy directorates. It is therefore not possible to establish a definitive figure for all advertising and promotion, except at disproportionate cost.
Advertising is part of a full integrated promotional campaign. We are able to separate the Departments spend on campaign advertising, as this is centrally placed through the Central Office of Information, in 2007/08 expenditure by the Department on such advertising was £4,588,000.
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Public relations agencies are employed for specific communications tasks, most commonly working alongside our press office to provide campaign support in local, regional and specialist media. The Departments expenditure on public relations in 2007-08 was £2,333,000.
Education Maintenance Allowance
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils studying for (a) further mathematics, (b) physics, (c) chemistry and (d) mathematics A-level have been in receipt of education maintenance allowance in each year since its introduction; and what the equivalent number was in the year before its introduction. 
The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) is responsible for the operation of the education maintenance allowance (EMA) scheme. The LSC does not collect information about the A-level subjects studied by EMA recipients.
EMA was rolled out nationally in England from September 2004. The A-level entry time series from the 2002/03 academic year onwards can be found at
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of (a) pupils entitled to free school meals, (b) pupils not entitled to free school meals and (c) all pupils gained (i) no GCSEs and (ii) fewer than five A* to G grades including English and mathematics at GCSE in each year since 1999. 
The requested information is given in the following tables, for years going back to 2003. Data prior to 2002 are not available, due to information on free school meal eligibility not being collected. The 2008 data are expected to be published in December.
Pupils achieving fewer than five or more A*-G including English and maths
Pupils achieving no GCSEs
Please note that the data for 2005-07 are based on pupils at the end of KS4 and years 2003 and 2004 are based on 15-year-old pupils at the start of the academic year.
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Figures relate to pupils in maintained schools only.
Data for 2002 can be provided only at disproportionate cost.
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 16 October 2008, Official Report, columns 1502-3W, on schools: assessments, which mainstream schools did not enter any pupils for A-level history. 
The information required is given as follows.
Only schools that were published in the 2007 School and College Achievement and Attainment Tables have been given.
Maintained mainstream schools that did not enter any pupils into GCE A level history in 2006/07
Number of 16 to 18-year-olds( 1)
Maria Fidelis Roman Catholic Convent School FCJ
The Skinners Companys School for Girls
Charles Edward Brooke School
Archbishop Tenisons School
The Academy at Peckham
Mulberry School for Girls
Battersea Technology College
The Business Academy Bexley
Wembley High Technology College
John Kelly Boys Technology College
Capital City Academy
West London Academy
Woodside High School, a Business and Enterprise Specialist School
Park View Academy
Greig City Academy
Guru Nanak Sikh Voluntary Aided Secondary School
Hounslow Manor School
Coombe Boys School
Washwood Heath Technology College
Handsworth Wood Girls Visual and Performing Arts Specialist College and Sixth Form Centre
Moseley School A Language College
George Dixon International School and Sixth Form Centre
Lyng Hall School
Manor Foundation Business and Sports College
Alumwell Business and Enterprise College
Darlaston Community Science College
Deansfield High School
Parkfield High School
Moreton Community School
All Saints Catholic High School
Fazakerley High School
Croxteth Community Comprehensive School
Broadgreen High School a Technology College
St. Benedicts College
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Archbishop Beck Catholic Sports College
North Liverpool Academy
Whalley Range 11-18 High School and Business and Enterprise College
Rossington All Saints Church of England (VA) SchoolA Sports College
Greenhead High School
Carlton Bolling College
The Ridings School
Batley Girls High School
City of Leeds School
Primrose High School
John Smeaton Community High School
Intake High School Arts College
West Leeds High School
Parklands Girls High School
South Leeds High School
Cardinal Hume Catholic School
All Saints College
Brislington Enterprise College
The City Academy Bristol
Howden School and Technology College
The Lindsey School and Community Arts College
Highcrest Community School
Cressex Community School
Burnham Upper School
The Wye Valley School
Sir Frank Markham Community School
Rossmore Community College
Ashdown Technology College
Oakmead College of Technology
New College Leicester
Norton Canes High School
Maryhill High School
The Brakenhale School
Baylis Court School
The Westgate School
Ryeish Green School
Ellesmere Port Specialist School of Performing Arts
St. Peters College
The Eastwood School (11-18)
Dartford Technology College
Swanley Technology College
Holmesdale Technology College
Archers Court Maths and Computing College
Wilmington Enterprise College
Castle Community College
The Abbey School
Aylesford SchoolSports College
The Hayesbrook School
Northfleet Technology College
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Brockhill Park Performing Arts College
Fleetwood Sports College
Greenwood Dale School
Djanogly City Academy Nottingham
Newman Catholic School
North Cumbria Technology College
Vale of Berkeley College
Brockworth Enterprise School
The Sele School
Onslow St. Audreys School
Hockerill Anglo-European College
The City of Lincoln Community College
St. Clements College
Joseph Ruston Technology College
The Giles School
Charles Burrell High School
Heartsease High School
Earlham High School
Costessey High School
St. Gregory the Great VA Catholic Secondary School
Epsom and Ewell High School
(1) Age at start of academic year, i.e. 31 August 2006.