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Dan Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was spent on the salaries of (a) teachers, (b) teaching assistants and (c) support staff in Wansdyke constituency in (i) 1996-97 and (ii) 2007-08. 
Jim Knight: The Department allocates education funding to local authorities so the requested information for Wansdyke constituency is not available. The figures provided in the following table are for Bath and North-East Somerset, City of Bristol and South Gloucestershire local authorities as each of these authorities are responsible for schools located in Wansdyke constituency.
|Staffing expenditure by local authority maintained schools for 1996-97 and 2007-08|
|Local authority name||Teaching staff||Education support staff||Other support staff||Total||Teaching staff||Education support staff||Other support staff||Total|
1. Includes expenditure on salaries and wages consisting of gross pay, including bonus and allowances, maternity pay and the employers contributions to national insurance and superannuation for all teachers and supply teachers employed directly by the school; including supernumerary/peripatetic teachers on short-term contracts. This relates to all contracted full time and part time teachers paid within the scope of the Education Act 2002. Also includes threshold payments and other payments relating to teacher pay reforms and also any agency costs for teaching staff that have been brought in to cover teacher absence.
2. Includes expenditure on salaries and wages consisting of gross pay, including of bonus and allowances, maternity pay and the employers contributions to national insurance and superannuation for education support staff employed directly by the school in support of students learning. Includes:
Classroom assistants/learning support assistants
Foreign language assistants
Residential child care officers at a residential special school
Supply education support staff
Workshop and technology technicians
Educational welfare officers
3. Expenditure on salaries and wages consisting of gross pay, inclusive of bonus, overtime and allowances, and the employers contribution to national insurance and superannuation for premises staff, administrative and clerical staff, catering staff and any other staff employed directly by the school. Also includes the cost of all staff employed directly by the school for extended community activities that cannot be funded from the delegated budget.
4. Financial data for the 1996-97 financial year are drawn from Local Authority Revenue Outturn (RO1) forms submitted to the CLG (formerly ODPM). Figures for the 2007-08 financial year are drawn from Local Authority Section 52 Outturn returns submitted to the DCSF.
5. 2007-08 data are subject to change by the local authority.
6. Cash figures are rounded to the nearest £1,000 and may not sum due to rounding.
|Number of secondary schools in England|
|(1) Included are a small number of all-through schools.|
Tom Levitt: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidelines his Department follows in respect of making printed materials and forms accessible to people suffering red/green colour blindness. 
Black on white for large blocks of text
A bold colour on white for headings or short snippets (for example quotes)
In black or white, on a bold block of colour
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many complaints were made against childrens social services departments in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Beverley Hughes: This information is not collected centrally. However, local authorities are required to keep a record of each representation or complaint received; the decisions made in response and any action to be taken; and whether there was compliance with the time limits. The local authority must produce an annual report drawing on this information. This should not contain personal information that is identifiable about any individual complainant.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) special schools have (i) two to four per cent., (ii) four to six per cent., (iii) six to eight per cent., (iv) eight to 10 per cent. and (v) more than 10 per cent. of its pupils in care. 
The census shows 34,390 pupils aged five to 19 attending primary, secondary and special schools who are classed as being in care as at January 2008. Data published by the Department as SFR 23/2008: Children looked after in England (including adoption and care leavers) year ending 31 March 2008, shows 47,600 children aged between five and 19 as being looked after as at 31 March 2008. The school census does not cover all looked-after children; information is not collected for pupils in alternative provision, including pupil referral units, FE colleges,
voluntary provision and those not in education or training. These differences in coverage partly explain the difference in the numbers from each source. It is possible that the school census undercounts the number of looked-after children in primary, secondary and special schools where they are unaware of a childs looked-after status. The improvements in care planning arrangements and increased focus on education through the implementation of the Children and Young Persons Act 2008 will ensure that
schools have the information they need about a childs looked-after status. In particular, all maintained schools will be required to appoint a designated teacher for looked-after children on the schools roll. Through our wider Care Matters programme, the Department is funding 11 local authorities to pilot the role of a virtual school head to work with schools which have looked-after children on roll.
|Primary, secondary and special schools( 1, 2, 3) , percentage of pupils in care per school( 4) as at January 2008, England|
|Primary schools( 1)||Secondary schools( 1, 2)||Special schools( 3)|
|Percentage of pupils in care per school||Number of schools||Percentage of schools||Number of schools||Percentage of schools||Number of schools||Percentage of schools|
|(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.|
(2) Includes CTCs and academies.
(3) Includes maintained and non-maintained special schools, excludes hospital schools.
(4) Pupils classed as being in care in a particular school as at January 2008 expressed as a percentage of the headcount of all pupils in the same school, includes both sole and dual (main) registrations.
Beverley Hughes: In 2007, there were 9,300 looked-after children (who have been looked after for at least 12 months) with a statement of special educational needs. This figure can be found in table A of the 'Outcome Indicators for Children Looked After, 12 months to 30 September 2007England' Statistical First Release accessible via
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the management of those under 16 years who become homeless as a result of running away. 
Beverley Hughes: Guidance to local authorities on how to respond appropriately to the needs of young people who run away was published by the Department of Health, the Department which then had responsibility for childrens services, in 2002. As part of the commitments made in the Young Runaways Action Plan, this guidance is currently being updated, and a draft version is out for formal consultation, in advance of publication later this year.
Running away should be seen as an indicator of an underlying problem for a young person which may need further intervention. Many children who run away from home are likely to be children in need requiring support and services provided by local authorities or by voluntary organisations acting on their behalf. Most runaways will return home; where it is inappropriate for them to do so, it is for the local authority to ensure that they are appropriately cared for.
The new guidance will clearly set out local authorities responsibilities relating to providing emergency accommodation for young people who have run away. It will reflect the emerging findings of the current review into the provision of emergency accommodation for young people. This review will help local authorities identify successful and cost effective forms of provision, and young peoples perceptions of different types of emergency accommodation.
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your request for information on how many births there were in England in each year since 1979. I am replying in her absence. (250775)
Birth statistics for England and Wales are published according to the area of usual residence of the mother. The attached table shows the number of live births for the years 1979 to 2007 (the latest year available) to mothers who were usually resident in England.
|Live births to mothers usually resident in England( 1) ,1979 to 2007|
|(1) Refers to births taking place in England and Wales to mothers who are usually resident in England.|
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