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Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 10 November 2008, Official Report, column 900W, on specialist schools: science, how many of the 433 specialist schools which had chosen science as a specialism at the time of that answer entered one or more pupils for GCSE chemistry in 2008. 
(1) Only full GCSEs have been counted.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many complaints against teachers have been (a) investigated, (b) upheld and (c) rejected by the General Teaching Council in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement. 
|Investigated||Rejected||Upheld at a hearing|
Cases are not always concluded in the year in which they are investigated.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what the average time taken for the General Teaching Council to complete its investigation of a teacher following a complaint was in the latest period for which information is available; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) how many investigations by the General Teaching Council following a complaint against a teacher took more than (a) three months, (b) six months, (c) 12 months and (d) 18 months to complete in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement. 
When considering complaints about teachers the General Teaching Council for England has two distinct processes; an investigation process and a hearing
process. The investigation process concludes either with a referral to the hearing process or with a decision that there is no case to answer.
|Average time taken to conclude complaints|
|Financial year||Cases concluded at investigation stage (i.e. no case to answer)||Cases concluded following a hearing|
|Cases concluded at investigating stage|
|0 to 3||3 to 6||6 to 12||12 to 18||Over 18|
|Cases concluded at hearing stage|
|0 to 3||3 to 6||6 to 12||12 to 18||Over 18|
Data are unavailable for the financial year 2005/06.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers have been struck off the teaching register following an investigation by the General Teaching Council in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Coaker: The number of prohibition orders preventing teachers from practising as a registered teacher issued by the General Teaching Council for England in each year since 2001 is set out in the table.
|Number of prohibition orders issued|
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) teachers and (b) classroom assistants were employed in schools in (i) Essex and (ii) Castle Point (A) in 1997 and (B) on the latest date for which information is available. 
Mr. Coaker: The following table provides the full-time equivalent number of teachers and teaching assistants employed in local authority maintained schools in the former Essex local authority area and Castle Point parliamentary constituency, January 1997 and 2008.
|Full-time equivalent teachers and teaching assistants in local authority maintained schoolsyears January 1997 and 2008|
|Coverage: Essex local authority and Castle Point parliamentary constituency|
|Former Essex LA areas||Castle Point( 3)||Southend||Thurrock||Essex (post 1 April 1998)||Castle Point( 3)|
|(1) Qualified and unqualified teachers.|
(2) Teaching assistants include teaching assistants, special needs support staff and minority ethnic pupil support staff. 2008 figures also include higher level teaching assistants.
(3) School Census and the Annual survey of teachers in service and teacher vacancies,618g (Essex teacher numbers).
Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
(2) pursuant to his letter of correction of 4 December 2008 to the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham, Deposited Paper DEP2008-2997, to the answer of 28 October 2008, Official Report, column 596W, on teachers: males, how many primary schools with no qualified male teachers there were in each ward in 2008. 
Mr. Coaker: A table that provides the names of Census Area Statistic (CAS) wards that have nursery or primary schools without any full or part-time male qualified teacher and the number of schools in each of these to which this applies has been placed in the House Libraries. The information is for January 2008.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the (a) target number of places and (b) number of places filled for (i) mathematics, (ii) physics and (iii) chemistry teacher trainees at each teacher training institution was in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Coaker: The Department sets the number of places for recruitment to initial teacher training (ITT) at sector level. ITT providers are allocated training places based on a bidding process carried out by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) and providers are encouraged to set aspirational recruitment targets for themselves. A table showing the number of allocated places and new entrants to ITT courses in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry in 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 has been placed in the House Libraries.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teaching assistants in each (a) primary and (b) secondary school have attained Higher Level Teaching Assistant status. 
Mr. Coaker [holding answer 4 June 2009]: The information has been placed in the House Libraries. It provides the number of higher level teaching assistants in each local authority maintained nursery/primary and secondary school in England, as collected by the January 2008 School Census, the latest information available.
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the Young London Matters Agenda launched by the Government Office for London in 2006. 
Dawn Primarolo: The Government Office for London (GOL) commissioned an independent stocktake of Young London Matters (YLM) in February 2009. The purpose of the stocktake was to review Young London Matters focus and impact and enable GOL to make informed decisions about its direction for the coming year. Stakeholders were surveyed in March and April 2009 and asked to comment on what YLM had done well, where it could have improved and what its focus in the coming year should be. We are aiming to publish this in due course.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent on MyPlace from the public purse to date; how much has been spent on each MyPlace centre to date; and what estimate he has made of the running costs of each such centre in the next five years. 
|Annex 1: grant allocations to MyPlace projects as at 23 June 2009|
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