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Mr. Maude: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) with reference to the written ministerial statement, 22 July 2008, Official Report, columns 99-102WS, on special advisers, and with reference to paragraph 72 of the Cabinet Office memorandum to the House of Lords Communications select committee, 14 October 2008, which special advisers are employed primarily in the area of communications; 
Mr. Watson: Special advisers' duties and responsibilities are set out in code of conduct for special advisers. It is for appointing Ministers to decide on the allocation of responsibilities in respect of individual special advisers.
Mr. Watson: The requirements for civil servants, including special advisers, in relation to the declaration of financial interests and hospitality are set out in the civil service code and civil service management code, copies of which are available in the Libraries of both Houses.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding was allocated for the rebuilding of school buildings in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Teesside and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each year from 2009-10 to 2011-12. 
Jim Knight: The current forecasts of capital investment in schools in England, the North East, and Teesside local authorities, in 2009-10 and 2010-11 are set out in the table. These figures will be subject to change, depending on the progress of individual projects. They also take account of the recent fiscal stimulus initiative, which allowed authorities and schools to draw forward allocations from 2010-11 into 2009-10. Details of investment at constituency level are not held centrally. Allocations for 2011-12, and beyond, will be subject to the outcome of the next spending review.
|Forecast capital investment (excluding private finance initiative)|
The figures above exclude the private finance initiative. At the national level, £1.32 billion of PFI credits are available for allocation in each year as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme. For North East local authorities with BSF projects, PFI credits totalling £278 million have been agreed. In addition, of the local authorities listed above, Redcar and Cleveland is likely to have a PFI element as part of its BSF project but this is still under discussion.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what information his Department collects on the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method ratings of schools completed under the Building Schools for the Future programme. 
Jim Knight: The Department collects details of the total numbers of schools that have registered for a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) assessment, along with the numbers of certificates that have been issued for each BREEAM rating. Schools within Building Schools for the Future are not separately identified within this data. At November 2008, 1,085 schools had registered for a BREEAM assessment and 28 had received a certified rating. Of the schools which received a rating, 17 have achieved a BREEAM rating of very good and four have achieved a BREEAM rating of excellent.
Annette Brooke: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of the childcare workforce had a (a) degree level, (b) level 3 and (c) level 2 qualification in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement. 
Beverley Hughes: The Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey collects information on staff working with children and young people. The proportion of the early years and child care work force with degree level, level 3 and level 2 qualifications is as detailed in the following tables.
|Staff qualifications held by all paid staff - childcare providers( 1)|
|Full day care||Full day care in children's centres|
|Sessional||After school clubs|
|(1) Due to the difference in the way data were reported in 2003, it has not been possible to provide comparable data for certain levels of qualification. There have been changes to the way that the levels are defined since the previous survey in 2003. Current levels 4, 5 and 6 (as defined above) were previously all part of level 4. Current levels 7 and 8 were previously part of level 5.|
Base: All paid childcare staff 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003. All childminders 2007, 2006.
|Number( 1, 2 ) of registered child minders for children under eight years of age, position at each quarter from 2003-04 to 2007-08|
|As at end:||2003-04||2004-05||2005-06||2006-07||2007-08|
|(1) Figures have been rounded to the nearest 100. (2) Data Source: Ofsted.|
New Registers, the Early Years Register and the General Childcare Register (including its Voluntary Register), were introduced under the Childcare Act 2006 as part of the Government's reforms to simplify early years regulation and inspection. From 1 September 2008, Ofsted started to record providers in line with these new legal requirements. As a result of the new registers, data from September 2008 are not directly comparable with previous data and the reporting periods for 2008-09 are out of step with previous years.
|Number( 1, 2 ) of registered child minders for children under eight years of age, position at each quarter in 2008-09|
|As at end:||Financial year 2008-09|
|(1) Figures have been rounded to the nearest 100. (2) Data Source: Ofsted. (3) Latest position before new arrangements introduced in September 2008, therefore coverage is up to end August only. (4) First position since new arrangements introduced in September 2008.|
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of children in care were placed with special guardians in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement; 
Information on the number and proportion of children in care who were placed with special guardians in the last 12 months can be found in table D1, taken from the Statistical First Release (SFR 23/2008) entitled Children looked after in England (including adoption and care leavers) year ending 31 March 2008. This shows the number of looked after children who have ceased to be looked after at 31 March for 2004 to 2008.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children in care have not been assigned a legal guardian; and if he will make a statement. 
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