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Mrs. Laing: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the development costs of ContactPoint have been; and what the estimated maintenance costs are for ContactPoint in 2009. 
Beverley Hughes: The estimated development and set-up cost of ContactPoint is £224 million (most of which is expected to be incurred by the end of the financial year 2009-2010). This includes: the costs of adapting existing systems that will supply data to ContactPoint and the costs of ensuring that data are accurate; adapting the day-to-day systems used by practitioners so they can access ContactPoint from them; and the costs of introducing robust arrangements to ensure proper security, and effective ContactPoint user training.
The latest estimate for running (maintenance) costs in 2009-10 is just under £44 million including inflation, of which most will go directly to local authorities to fund staff to ensure the ongoing running, maintenance, operation and security of ContactPoint.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1067-68W, on children: databases, what the (a) necessary safeguarding and (b) child protection procedures referred to are. 
Beverley Hughes [holding answer 5 March 2009]: The (a) necessary safeguarding and (b) child protection procedures referred to in the previous reply of 26 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1067-68W, are those set out in the Governments statutory guidance, Working Together to Safeguard Children (2006). These processes are those established for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and are those used in any circumstance where concerns are raised about the safety or welfare of a child.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which of the myplace projects approved by his Department have climbing walls which meet the standard approved by the British Mountaineering Council; how many instructors are provided for each climbing wall; to what standard each instructor is trained; which climbing walls include ropes; what height each rope is; and how many projects were designed in consultation with the British Mountaineering Council. 
Beverley Hughes: All applications to myplace were assessed by the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) against the criteria set out in guidance materials. Investment decisions were made by BIGs investment committee on behalf of DCSF.
BIG report that 23 of the 62 projects funded to date contained plans to provide a climbing wall within their application form. No data are held on the nature or quality standard of these proposed climbing walls, as this information was not requested in the myplace application form.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what discussions his Department has had with (a) Sport England and (b) the British Mountaineering Council on the development of climbing walls in his Departments myplace project. 
The Big Lottery technical team and the myplace support and development team will provide advice and guidance to myplace projects on a wide range of building design matters including climbing walls. All myplace projects construction plans have to be agreed with Big Lottery Funds technical team and comply with all relevant standards.
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Sarah McCarthy-Fry: This question can be answered only at disproportionate cost. The total amount allocated for grant payments as a proportion of the Department's 2008-09 Supply Estimate is £49.3 billion or 95.5 per cent.
The Department annually makes over 130,000 separate payments. It is not possible to distinguish individual grant payments from other types of financial transactions without breaching the disproportionate cost limit.
Mr. Willis: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many full-time equivalent places he has allocated to further education colleges for 16 to 19 year old education and training in each year from 2009-10 to 2011-12. 
Jim Knight: Further education allocations are made on the basis of standard learner numbers (SLN) and not on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis. SLN's take account of the actual size of a learner's learning programme while FTE's calculate volumes in relation to full-time learning (defined as a minimum of 450 guided learning hours).
The number of SLN's allocated to colleges in 2008/09 was 1,017,000, and the planned volume of SLN's for colleges in 2009/10 is 1,021,000. These 2009/10 volumes will be amended in light of the allocations process to colleges, which is intended to be completed by 13 March 2009.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals were entered for GCSEs in each subject in 2008. 
|Number and proportion of pupils( 1) eligible for free school meals who were entered for GCSEs in each subject( 2) in 2008|
|(1) Only those pupils at the end of key stage 4 are included.|
(2) GCSE subjects that are not classified on the National Pupil Database have not been included.
(3) Proportion of all pupils eligible for free school meals.
National Pupil Database
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