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Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2009, Official Report, column 1073W, on GCE A-level, how many and what percentage of the 187 schools that did not enter any pupils for an A-level in chemistry in 2006-07 entered at least one pupil for an A-level in applied science in that year. 
Mr. Coaker: Of the 187 maintained mainstream schools that did not enter any pupils for an A-level in chemistry in 2006/07, 22 (12 per cent.) entered at least one candidate for a single or double award A-level in applied science in the same year.
Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) pursuant to the answer of 12 June 2009, Official Report, column 1067W, how many of the children who have gone missing from care have not been found; 
Dawn Primarolo: Following a consultation, the Government plan to publish revised statutory guidance about children missing from home or care shortly. This will set out the steps that must be followed whenever any child in care goes missing. This includes the local authority working with partner agencies such as the police, so that there is a systematic response whenever a child in care goes missing from their care placement.
The National Minimum Standards for Childrens Homes and Fostering Services require that all homes and fostering services should have explicit procedures to follow when children in their care may be missing or absent. We will be strengthening these Standards later this year and will include more specific guidance on action which should be taken when a child goes missing from a residential or foster home.
The Government have also launched the Young Runaways Action Plan. This brings together cross- Government action on children who run away from home or care and places particular emphasis on vulnerable children such as those who have been trafficked. More generally, a national indicator on young runaways, introduced in April this year, now requires LAs to have in place protocols for the inter-agency response to run-aways and missing children, including preventative measures.
The requested information on the number of children who have gone missing from care who have not been found is not held centrally by the Department. It is not possible to derive the number of children missing from care who have never been found, because we can only account for the situation at the end of the last completed data collection year. Children missing at the end of the data year may subsequently return into care. Information on looked after children can be found in Statistical First Release Children looked after in England (including adoption and care leavers) year ending 31 March 2008, which is available on the Departments website via the following link:
Table A3 shows the number looked after at 31 March each year by their placement type at 31 March, which includes a category to show those looked after who were absent from their agreed placement at that time. At 31 March 2008, the number absent from their agreed placement was 150.
Your recent parliamentary question has been passed to me, as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, for a response.
A total of 329 nine calls have been made to Ofsted's safeguarding children whistleblower hotline since its inception on 1 April 2009. The majority of these were queries about childcare registration issues. However, 11 of these calls qualified under the Whistleblower procedures and have been handled accordingly. Three calls were received in April, five in May and a further three between 1 and 12 June 2009.
Any which relate to the safeguarding of individual children are forwarded to our Compliance, Investigation and Enforcement section (CIE), who will take action to ensure that the safety of the child concerned is secured.
A copy of this reply has been sent to right hon. Dawn Primarolo MP, Minister for State for Children, Young People and Families, and will be placed in the Library of both Houses.
Mr. Kidney: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children were taught in classes of more than 30 pupils in each local authority area in each of the last 10 years. 
The table supplied shows the numbers of pupils in classes of 31 or more, where the class is taught by one teacher for primary and secondary schools combined. Latest figures for classes taught by more than one teacher can be found on the departmental website at:
Susan Kramer: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service employees over the age of 65 years have been refused contract extensions in the last 12 months for which figures are available. 
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of children resident in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point were in further education (i) in 1997 and (ii) on the latest date for which information is available. 
|Proportion of 16 and 17-year-olds( 1) in Essex LEA in education and Work Based Learning|
|End 1997||End 2007|
|(1) The age of a learner is measured at the beginning of the academic year, 31 August.|
Participation in Education, Training and Employment by 16-18 Year Olds in England
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of maintained mainstream schools did not enter any pupils for an A level in English in each year since 2005. 
|Number of maintained mainstream schools that did not enter any pupils for a GCE A level in English||Percentage of maintained mainstream schools that did not enter any pupils for a GCE A level in English|
Only schools published in the AATs have been included.
School and College Achievement and Attainment Tables (AAT) data.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what proportion of pupils achieved five GCSEs at grades A* to B in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement; 
|Percentage of pupils achieving five or more A*-B grades at GCSE|
Figures include achievements in full GCSEs and vocational GCSEs.
Achievement and Attainment Tables data.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of maintained mainstream schools did not enter any pupils for a GCSE in (a) geography and (b) history in 2008. 
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) in how many and what proportion of mainstream maintained schools no pupil has achieved a grade of G or above in GCSE history in each year since 1997; 
In order to protect confidentiality, it is usual and accepted practice to only give achievement and attainment performance information for schools with more than 10 pupils in the particular category (in this case, more than 10 pupils entered for GCSE history). However, as no schools are named, it is possible to simply give a count of the number of schools. It would not be possible to name schools with fewer that 10 pupils in the particular category.
|Mainstream maintained schools in which no pupil achieved a grade C or above in GCSE history|
|Number of schools with more than 10 pupils attempting GCSE history||Number of schools with 10 or fewer pupils attempting GCSE history||Number||Percentage|
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