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Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of inmates in young offender institutions have special educational needs. 
Data on the number of people in young offender institutions (YOIs) assessed as having special educational needs (SEN) are not collected centrally. However, the Learning and Skills Council report the
number of young people in juvenile accommodation in YOIs referred to special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs) for the period between August 2007 to July 2008 was 3,320. A referral to a SENCO does not necessarily mean that the young person has SEN.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much expenditure under each budget heading his Department has incurred on the introduction of diploma courses and qualifications in each year since 2005; 
(2) what estimate his Department has made of its expenditure on diplomas in each of the next three years; and under what budgetary headings such expenditure is expected to be incurred. 
Jim Knight: Expenditure for 2005-06 to 2008-09 on diplomas was made under the following categories:
development costs for diploma qualifications;
preparation funding to support consortia to deliver diplomas;
funding for local delivery and capacity building, including the diploma specific grant;
work force development to prepare the work force for the delivery of diplomas; and
supporting transport arrangements in the most rural areas.
The total spend on diploma qualifications for each financial year is:
|Expenditure on diplomas for the financial years 2005-06 to 2007-08|
|Developmental||Preparation||Direct and indirect||Work force development||Transport|
The estimated funding levels for diplomas from 2008-09 to 2010-11 are shown in the following table:
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many specialist (a) mathematics, (b) arts, (c) sport, (d) science, (e) music, (f) technology, (g) business, (h) engineering and (i) humanities schools there were at the start of each of the last three school years. 
Jim Knight: The following table provides details of the numbers of schools that have been designated as specialist mathematics, arts, sport, science, music, technology, business, engineering and humanities schools in the last three school years.
|Number of specialist schools as at 1 September each year|
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 9 December 2008, Official Report, column 186W, on specialist schools: languages, how many and what percentage of pupils in each of the 220 schools with language as a first specialism achieved a modern language GCSE at grades A* to C in the last year for which figures are available. 
Jim Knight: The information is available on the Departments website at:
The information is also available in the Library.
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