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Mr. Coaker: Ofqual, the independent qualifications regulator, is responsible for accrediting qualifications in England and for determining their level. All Level 1 accredited qualifications (equivalent to GCSE grades D-G) and Level 2 qualifications (equivalent to GCSE grades A*-C) are listed on the National Database of Accredited Qualifications at:
Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers who have been subject to capability review procedures have left the profession in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Coaker: The operation and outcome of capability procedures in schools is a matter for local determination. Accordingly, the information requested about the number of teachers who have been subject to capability reviews and have left the profession within the last five years is not held centrally.
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many parents in (a) Crosby and (b) England have appeared in court on charges related to the unauthorised absence of their child from school in the last (i) six, (ii) 12 and (iii) 24 months. 
Mr. Coaker: The Ministry of Justice collects and publishes data for England and Wales on prosecutions brought against parents under the Education Act 1996 for the offence under s444(1) of failing to secure their child's regular attendance at school; and for prosecutions under s444(1A), the aggravated offence of knowing that their child is failing to attend school regularly. It is possible, because of the way courts record data, that some data are also collected under the more general heading of various offences under the Education Act 1996.
The information on the number of parents prosecuted by local authorities in England and Merseyside which includes Crosby for failing to secure their children's regular school attendance between 2006 and 2007 (latest available data) is detailed in the following table. Data are collected on the basis of police force region and not constituency.
|The number of persons proceeded against at magistrates courts for offences under the Education Act 1996 S.444, in the Merseyside police force area, and England, 2006 to 2007( 1,2)|
|Merseyside police force area||England|
|(1) The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe|
(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
Evidence and Analysis UnitOffice for Criminal Justice Reform, Ministry of Justice
Mr. Watson: To ask the Leader of the House what recent discussions she has had with representatives of mySociety on methods of electronic publication of bills by the House; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many bank branches have been closed in the last six months by banks in which the Government have purchased a shareholding in the last two years. 
Kitty Ussher: The Government's shareholdings in the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Lloyds Banking Group (Lloyds) are managed by UK Financial Investments Ltd (UKFI), and for Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley they are currently managed by the Treasury. All shareholdings in these banks are managed on a commercial basis. The closure of branches is an operational decision for the board of each bank.
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions Lloyds TSB held with UK Financial Investments Ltd on its plans to close high street branches of Cheltenham and Gloucester; and what reports he received from his Department's representative on the Board of Lloyds TSB on the matter. 
Kitty Ussher [holding answer 12 June 2009]: UK Financial Investments Ltd (UKFI) has been set up to manage the Government's investments in financial institutions as an active and engaged shareholder, operating on a commercial basis and at arms length from Government. This includes monitoring performance through maintaining an active and regular dialogue with investee companies' board to satisfy UKFI that the boards are operating effectively, and that companies' strategies protect and enhance shareholder value.
The framework document between HM Treasury and UKFI sets a requirement that UKFI will not intervene in the day-to-day management decisions of investee companies, with the companies retaining their own independent boards, which will manage the banks and determine their strategy. Closing branches is an operational decision for the Board of Lloyds Banking Group (Lloyds).
As part of the recapitalisation scheme announced on 8 October last year, the Lloyds has announced two new independent non-executive directors on 2 February. The purpose behind their appointment is to strengthen the board of the bank and to provide independent oversight in respect of governance and other matters in the interests of all the shareholders of the bank. They are not representatives of the Government.
Bob Spink: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many child trust fund vouchers have been issued to residents in Castle Point constituency; how many accounts have been opened by residents of the constituency; and what his estimate is of the value of those accounts. 
Grant Shapps: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) staff and (b) ministerial away days have been organised by his Department in each of the last five years; and what the cost of such events was in each year. 
Kitty Ussher: For details of the cost of away days prior to 2007-08, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 8 October 2007, Official Report, column 220W, to the hon. Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr. Hammond).
|2007-08 Treasury away days|
|(1) HM Treasury, OGC and DMO established a Group Shared Services (GSS) function in 2007-08, including former OGC teams working from locations outside London.|
Bob Spink: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many work placements his Department offered to (a) school pupils, (b) university students and (c) graduates in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Brady: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the maximum liability that could arise for the UK as a result of the deployment of the balance of payments facility which allows the EU to borrow money in its own legal personality. 
Ian Pearson [holding answer 9 June 2009]: The EC Budget and all member states take on a contingent liability as a result of lending from the balance of payments facility. The loan guarantee risk is borne by the Budget, but no specific budgetary allocation is made for this. Should costs arise from providing this facility, it would be for the Commission to propose, and Council and the European Parliament to agree, how that liability would be met from within the existing financial framework.
Kitty Ussher: Fuel duty revenues are not disaggregated by region, as fuel duty is paid by fuel producers and importers, not by end consumers. Historical fuel duty revenues for the whole UK are available on HMRC's UK Trade Info website at:
Kitty Ussher: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 21 April 2008, Official Report, column 1675W, by my predecessor my hon. Friend the Member for Wallasey (Angela Eagle) to the hon. Member for Lewes (Norman Baker).
Ms Gisela Stuart: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints were lodged with the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) in 2008-09; and how many of those making such complaints notified the FOS that they were not satisfied with the way in which their complaint had been handled. 
Mr. Fabian Hamilton: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date persons under 50 years old will be eligible for the increase in the level of the annual maximum permissible investment for individual savings accounts. 
Ian Pearson: At Budget 2009 the Government announced that from 6 October 2009 the ISA limits will rise for people aged 50 and over to £10,200, of which up to £5,100 can be saved in cash. From 6 April 2010 the ISA limits will rise to these new levels for all savers.
Mr. Fabian Hamilton: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons the increase in the level of the annual maximum permissible investment in individual savings accounts was initially available only to persons aged over 50 years old. 
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