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Special Educational Needs: Pupil Exclusions

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2009, Official Report, column 1071W, on special educational needs: pupil exclusions, when information on exclusions from pupil referral units ceased to be collected; and for what reasons the decision to cease collection was taken. [261580]

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: As part of the Department’s efforts to reduce burdens on educational establishments, separate collections of exclusion information ceased in 2006. For mainstream schools, exclusions data is now returned through the School Census. A pilot was held to collect School Census data from Pupil Referral Units. The issues from that pilot are being addressed and a Pupil Referral Unit Census, including exclusion information, will be introduced in January 2010.

Teachers: Sick Leave

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average number of days sickness taken per teacher in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools was (i) in total and (ii) in each decile of area deprivation in each year for which figures are available. [261605]

Jim Knight: The information requested is not available broken down by phase of education or decile of area deprivation.

Information for full-time and part-time teacher sickness absence in local authority maintained schools in England in calendar years 2000 to 2007 is available in table 13 of the school workforce statistical first release and is available at the following link:

Duchy of Lancaster

Central Office of Information: Manpower

Mr. Maude: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will publish the information held on the (a) Knowledge Archive and (b) Retain databases on
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the Central Office of Information (i) employee headcount, (ii) job titles in use and (iii) staff allocations between divisions in each year since 2006-07. [249953]

Mr. Byrne: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Central Office of Information. I have asked the chief executive to reply.

Letter from Alan Bishop, dated 30 January 2009:

Disclosure of Information: Home Office

David T.C. Davies: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what discussions his special adviser has had with (a) Ministers, (b) civil servants and (c) others on the police investigation into the unauthorised disclosure of documents from the Home Office. [261457]

Mr. Byrne: None.

Eco-towns

Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether the Duchy of Lancaster has been involved in bids for, or considered any involvement in eco-town developments. [258121]

Mr. Byrne: The Duchy of Lancaster has made no bids and has no involvement in eco-town developments.

Government Departments: Manpower

Mrs. May: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people have been employed by Government departments or agencies on (a) a permanent basis and (b) a temporary basis in each year since 1997, broken down by Department or agency; and in each case how many of those employees were (i) born in the UK and (ii) not born in the UK. [261035]

Kevin Brennan: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated March 2009:


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Civil S ervice employment by Department and appointment status( 1) —All employees
Headcount
2006( 2,3) 2007( 4) 2008( 5)
Department Permanent Temporary/casual Permanent Temporary/casual Permanent Temporary/casual

Attorney-General’s Departments

Attorney-General’s Office

40

0

50

0

50

0

Crown Prosecution Service

9,040

10

8,410

370

8,330

400

Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate

40

0

40

10

40

10

Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office

300

0

290

0

Serious Fraud Office

310

0

310

*

Treasury Solicitor

720

0

700

20

750

10

Business, Enterprise and regulatory Reform( 6)

Department of Trade and Industry(6)

4,570

20

Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (excl. agencies)

3,430

10

3,450

20

Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service

730

60

740

60

Companies House

1,120

*

1,120

70

Insolvency Service

2,190

30

2,430

20

2,530

10

Office of Fair Trading

570

10

580

10

Office of Gas and Electricity Market

280

10

280

20

Postal Services Commission

60

*

60

*

Small Business Service(7)

180

*

Employment Tribunals Service(8)

Cabinet Office

Cabinet Office (excl. agencies)

1,360

20

1,230

10

Privy Council Office(9)

Other Cabinet Office agencies

Central Office of information

620

50

690

110

National School of Government

250

0

240

0

Parliamentary Counsel Office

80

0

70

0

HM Treasury

HM Treasury

1,170

60

1,130

60

1,080

70

HM Revenue and Customs

HM Revenue and Customs(10)

89,910

2,200

88,900

2,050

Former Inland Revenue(10)

79,620

0

Former Customs and Excise(10)

Valuation Office

4,770

0

4,360

20

4,280

30

Chancellor’s other departments

Debt Management Office

70

*

80

*

Government Actuary’s Department

100

0

100

0

100

0

National Savings and Investments

120

*

130

*

Office for National Statistics

3,530

230

3,240

230

3,160

200

Office of Government Commerce

240

10

180

50

OGC Buying.solutions

280

*

260

*

Royal Mint

730

120

670

50

710

40

Charity Commission

Charity Commission

550

10

500

10

490

10

Children, Schools and Families

Department for Children, Schools and Families(11)

3,490

20

3,340

10

Education and Skills

Department for Education and Skills(12)

4,320

20

Innovation, Universities and Skills

Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills(13)

790

*

790

*

National Weights and Measures Laboratory

50

*

50

*

50

0

UK Intellectual Property Office

960

0

1,010

0

1,000

0

Office for Standards in Education

Office for Standards in Education

2,630

120

2,460

110

Communities and Local Government

Department for Communities and Local Government (excl. agencies)

3,660

40

2,880

60

2,930

60

Fire Service College

250

0

240

*

Ordnance Survey

1,450

0

1,400

20

1,390

20

Planning Inspectorate

960

20

860

0

840

0

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

50

*

50

*

Culture, Media and Sport

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

580

0

520

*

470

10

Royal Parks

90

10

90

10

100

0

Defence

Ministry of Defence

74,720

1,140

70,210

930

68,220

790

Royal Fleet Auxiliary

2,370

0

2,350

0

2,280

0

Army Base Repair Organisation

2,150

0

2,160

20

2,340

30

Defence Aviation Repair Agency

2,500

0

2,030

20

2,000

20

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

3,390

0

3,350

40

3,410

40

Meteorological Office

1,700

0

1,660

20

1,770

20

UK Hydro graphic Office

970

0

1,040

10

1,040

10

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (excl. agencies)

5,690

120

3,630

50

3,050

40

Animal Health

1,430

60

1,690

40

1,640

30

Central Science Laboratory

680

70

640

30

640

20

Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

550

*

550

10

530

10

Government Decontamination Services

20

*

20

*

30

*

Marine Fisheries Agency

160

0

180

*

180

0

Office of Water Services

190

10

200

10

200

10

Pesticides Safety Directorate

200

10

190

*

180

*

Rural Payments Agency

3,550

200

3,440

100

Veterinary Laboratories Agency

1,320

30

1,290

30

1,280

20

Veterinary Medicines Directorate

150

0

140

0

140

0

Export Credit Guarantee Department

Export Credit Guarantee Department

260

*

220

0

210

0

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (excl. agencies)

6,610

50

6,070

0

5,950

0

Wilton Park Executive Agency

70

0

80

0

70

0

Health

Department of Health (excl. agencies)

2,590

40

2,200

30

2,180

40

Food Standards Agency

780

20

770

20

Meat Hygiene Service

1,330

10

1,230

10

Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

830

40

860

40

National Healthcare Purchasing and Supplies Agency

320

10

270

*

NHS Business Services Authority(14)

250

0

240

0

Home Office

Home Office (excl. Agencies)

24,830

460

2,670

90

2,720

50

Border and Immigration Agency(15)

18,430

210

19,290

70

Criminal Records Bureau

430

0

480

0

Identity and Passport Service

4,030

20

4,050

10

Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism(16)

220

10

250

*

Assets Recovery Agency(17)

180

10

Justice

Ministry of Justice (excl. agencies)

3,590

110

3,680

110

HM Courts Service

20,960

500

20,830

610

Land Registry

8,500

30

8,210

30

8,020

40

National Archives

600

10

610

10

Public Guardianship Office

330

*

310

*

Public Sector Prison Service

48,010

1,140

49,170

1,130

49,970

1,280

Scotland Office

50

0

30

0

60

0

Tribunals Service

2,850

140

2,840

140

Wales Office

50

*

50

10

International Development

Department for International Development

1,740

0

1,670

*

Northern Ireland Office

Northern Ireland Office

170

0

140

*

130

*

Security and Intelligence Services

Security and Intelligence Services

5,130

10

5,260

0

5,320

0

Transport

Department for Transport (excl. agencies)

2,280

0

2,000

20

2,020

20

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

6,710

270

6,690

570

6,440

170

Driving Standards Agency

2,740

10

2,650

0

2,700

*

Government Car and Despatch Agency

290

*

310

*

Highways Agency

3,430

0

3,480

10

3,510

10

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

1,240

30

1,180

50

Office of Rail Regulation

330

10

330

10

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency

2,660

0

2,360

110

2,430

120

Vehicle Certification Agency

110

0

120

*

130

*

Work and Pensions

DWP Corporate and Shared Services(18)

11,200

410

DWP Corporate Services(18)

5,710

50

5,650

40

DWP Shared Services(18)

4,600

120

4,450

140

Child Support Agency

12,890

340

11,690

40

10,710

20

Disability and Carers Service

7,300

70

6,550

60

6,270

*

Job Centre Plus

79,040

2,210

73,700

1,160

73,320

1,020

Pension Service

14,330

660

12,500

270

11,670

120

The Health and Safety Executive

4,010

0

3,780

0

3,600

0

The Rent Service

0

0

650

0

570

0

Scottish Government

Scottish Government (excl. agencies)

5,190

80

4,370

40

4,500

90

Communities Scotland

440

*

400

*

360

*

Courts Group

40

0

40

0

30

0

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

1,560

70

1,560

80

Fisheries Research Services

310

20

310

20

310

10

General Register Scotland

250

10

270

10

280

10

Historic Scotland

990

100

1,000

70

1,020

70

HM Inspectorate of Education

200

*

200

*

200

*

Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland

70

0

70

0

80

0

National Archives for Scotland

150

*

150

10

150

10

Office of Accountant in Bankruptcy

110

*

120

*

100

*

Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator

30

0

40

0

50

0

Registers of Scotland

1,440

20

1,350

10

1,280

30

Scottish Agricultural Scientific Agency

150

10

140

10

140

10

Scottish Buildings Standards Agency

30

0

30

0

30

0

Scottish Court Service

1,200

40

1,290

0

1,400

0

Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency

320

*

310

*

300

10

Scottish Prison Service

4,010

40

4,000

40

Scottish Public Pensions Agency

220

*

220

*

220

0

Social Work Inspection Agency

70

*

50

0

50

0

Student Awards Agency

150

*

150

*

140

*

Transport Scotland

220

*

250

*

250

*

Welsh Assembly

Welsh Assembly Government

5,760

310

5,690

340

5,680

480

ESTYN

100

0

90

0

100

0

Assembly Parliamentary Service(19)

All employees

477,870

8,290

521,620

10,210

515,660

9,490

(1) Numbers are rounded to the nearest ten, and numbers less than five are represented by “*”. Data not available are represented by “—”.
(2) Collection reference date 30 September 2006.
(3) The data for 2006 is based on the Mandate collection which provides approximately 80 per cent. coverage of Civil Service departments and agencies.
(4) Collection reference date 30 September 2007.
(5) Collection reference dale 31 March 2008.
(6) The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform was formed in June 2007 from part of the former Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Better Regulation Executive (BRE from the Cabinet Office and the Regional Economic Performance Unit from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
(7) For the 2007 and 2008 collections data for the Small Business Service was included as part of the main Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) data.
(8) Employment Tribunals Service—Department for Trade and Industry (now Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) funding ceased from April 2006, as responsibility transferred to Department for Constitutional Affairs (now Ministry of Justice).
(9) Privy Council Office ceased to exist 1 April 2007.
(10) HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was formed on 18 April 2005, following the merger of Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise Departments.
(11) Department for Children, Schools and Families was formed from part of the Department for Education and Skills in June 2007.
(12) Department for Education and Skills (DFES) ceased to exist in June 2007. It was replaced by two new Departments, namely, Department for Children, Schools and Families and Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.
(13) Department for innovation, Universities and Skills was formed from part of the Department for Education and Skills in June 2007
(14) NHS Business Services Authority was created 1 October 2005 and began operating on 1 April 2006.
(15) Border and Immigration agency were formed 1 April 2007.
(16) Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism was formed July 2007.
(17) Assets Recovery Agency ceased to exist in its own right as of March 2008.
(18) For the 2006 collection DWP provided combined data for its Corporate and Shared Service. For 2007 and 2008 separate data returns were provided for DWP Corporate Services and DWP Shared Services.
(19) From 1 April 2007 Assembly Parliamentary Service were no longer classified as Civil Service.
Source:
(Unpublished) Annual Civil Service Employment Survey and Mandate Collection.

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