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Beverley Hughes: The numbers of children who have been made subject to child protection plans in Doncaster, in each of the last five years, are shown in table 9a of the following Statistical First Release:
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent on children's centres in Rotherham Metropolitan borough council area in the last 12 months. 
Beverley Hughes: As part of our commitment to reduce the burden on local authorities, we no longer request quarterly financial returns for Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare Revenue Grant. Consequently, information on total amounts spent on Sure Start Children's Centres during the last 12 months will not be available until after October 2009 when we should receive the 2008-09 audited reports from local authorities.
1. The £3,884,703 for children centres (revenue) declared by Rotherham metropolitan council includes £1,702,534 spent on Sure Start local programmes.
This represents an increase of 29 per cent. for revenue and 100 per cent. for capital on the previous year (2008/09).The allocations quoted are included within the wider Sure Start Early Years and Childcare Grant Main Revenue and Main Capital funding for Warrington of £3.9 million and £1.27 million respectively. Funding in these blocks is not ring fenced and the authority has the freedom to decide how much to spend on each area supported by the grant, in line with local priorities.
Mr. Rob Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which schools in the Reading Local Education Authority area have class sizes of more than (a) 50 pupils, (b) 40 pupils and (c) 30 pupils. 
|Classes as taught( 1) : Schools in Reading local authority by class sizeposition in January 2008Reading local authority area|
|School n ame||Number of classes of size 31 to 40 taught by one teacher||Number of classes of size 41 or more taught by one teacher|
|(1) Classes as taught during a single selected period in each school on the day of the Census in January.|
Mr. Rob Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of interventions by the Connexions service involved face-to-face contact in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Beverley Hughes: We do not have the information requested. Text message services form part of a range of helpline services on offer from Connexions Direct, including telephone, e-mail and one-to-one webchat. The budget for Connexions Direct at the time of establishing the service was £5 million for the year.
Beverley Hughes: We do not have the information requested. Telephone services form part of a range of helpline services on offer from Connexions Direct, including text message, e-mail and one-to-one webchat. The budget for Connexions Direct for the 2008-09 financial year is £5 million and projected spend for the 2008-09 financial year is £4,838,517.
We do not have the information broken down as requested. Text message services form part of a range of helpline services on offer from Connexions Direct, including telephone, e-mail and
one-to-one webchat. The budget for Connexions Direct for the 2008-09 financial year is £5 million and projected spend for the 2008-09 financial year is £4,838,517.
Jim Knight: This is a matter for the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) who operate the education maintenance allowance (EMA) for the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). The helpline, assessment and payment function for EMA has transferred to Capita from 28 November 2008. Mark Haysom, the LSC's chief executive, will write to the hon. Member for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton with the information requested and a copy of his reply will be placed in the House Libraries.
Beverley Hughes: Every Child Matters (ECM) is the Government's approach to the well-being of children and young people from birth to age 19. The Government's aim is for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need to: be healthy; stay safe; enjoy and achieve; make a positive contribution; and achieve economic well-being. How this work is being taken forward is set out in the Children's Plan.
The work of ECM covers the whole of children's services and as such spans the work of Department for Children, Schools and Families, which has a projected annual budget of £53 billion for 2008-09, £55 billion for 2009-10 and £59 billion for 2010-11.
Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what steps the Government has taken to help local authorities make provision for extended school activities; 
This significant investment will enable all schools to offer access to a core offer of extended services by 2010 which includes the provision of before and after school activities (combined with child care in primary schools) from 8 am to 6 pm and during school holidays where there is demand. For the current financial year (2008-09), Coventry local authority is receiving funding of £1.47 million to support the development of extended services. For 2009-10, this will increase to more than £2.12 million. Allocations for 2010-11 have not yet been finalised.
In addition to funding, local authorities and their schools are supported by Government appointed delivery partners who advise on developing and delivering sustainable extended services. The lead delivery partner is the Training and Development Agency.
Mr. Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of eligible pupils passed five or more GCSEs at grade A* to C in Eastbourne constituency in each of the last 10 years. 
|Percentage of pupils( 1) achieving 5 or more A* to C grades at GCSE and equivalent( 2)|
|Eastbourne parliamentary constituency( 3)||Eastbourne local authority district||England( 4)|
|(1) Figures for 2005/06 onwards are based on pupils at the end of Key Stage 4. Data for previous years are based on pupils aged 15-years old at the start of the academic year.|
(2) From 1997/98 includes GNVQ equivalences and from 2003/04 other equivalences approved for use pre-16.
(3) Pupils attending maintained schools located in Eastbourne constituency.
(4) Figures for England include all schools.
(5) Figures for 2007/08 are based on revised data.
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