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Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many entrants to undergraduate teacher training courses did not have any qualifications at A2 level or higher in the latest year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Coaker: The available information is given in the table and shows the number and percentage of entrants to undergraduate initial teacher training (ITT) courses by their highest qualification on entry. Qualifications included in the "Other" category might be higher than A-level and can include trainees who have A-levels. Information relating specifically to entrants with no qualifications at advanced level is not available.
|Undergraduate entrants to ITT courses by their highest qualification on entry 2007/08, England|
|Highest qualification on entry||Number||Percentage||Number||Percentage|
| Notes: 1. Mainstream includes universities and other higher education institutes and Open University, but excludes employment based ITT (EBITT). 2. EBITT includes trainees through the Registered Teacher Programme. 3. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.|
Source: TDA 's Performance Profiles
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which providers of initial teacher training have had their number of teacher training places reduced by (a) his Department and its predecessors or (b) the Training and Development Agency in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Coaker: The Department sets national targets for initial teacher training (ITT) recruitment. ITT place numbers for 2005/06 to 2009/10 are given in the table and have been published as part of Statistical First Release 26/2008: "School Workforce in England" at:
|Number of ITT places: Years: 2005/06 to 2009/10, Coverage: England|
Number of places prior to 2008/09 include School Centred ITT but excludes Employment Based ITT (EBITT). Targets for 2008/09 onwards include EBITT, but exclude Teach First.
The Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) allocates ITT places to individual providers based on the national target. The table shows the number of accredited ITT providers that were allocated fewer places compared with the previous academic year.
|ITT providers: Decrease in allocated places: Years: 2005/06 to 2009/10, Coverage: England|
| Source: TDA's Trainee Numbers Census|
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many providers of initial teacher training have requested an increase in the number of teacher training places in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Coaker: The table shows the number of accredited initial teacher training (ITT) providers who requested a net year-on-year increase in ITT places across all subjects in a particular phase during each of the last two bidding rounds covering the academic years 2006/07 to 2010/11.
|Number of ITT providers that requested an increase in their place allocation across all subjects by phase, 2006/07 to 2010/11, England|
|Number of ITT providers|
|Bidding round for|
1. Figures presented in the table do not reflect separate bids for individual subjects.
2. Although providers may have bid for additional places, it does not mean that their request was granted.
3. The numbers for mainstream primary and secondary providers are not mutually exclusive so should not be aggregated.
4. For the employment based bidding exercise, a providers request for an increase for 2007/08 would, if granted, be counted in the inter-bidding round.
|Number of ITT providers allocated additional places, 2006/07 to 2010/11, England|
1. The year relates to the allocation for that academic year, not when the change was made.
2. Figures for 2009/10 and 2010/11 include providers who received extra primary places as a result of the additional bidding exercise held in summer 2008.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many laptops have been issued to Travellers under the E-LAMP scheme since its inception; and at what cost to the public purse. 
Mr. Coaker: Since the inception of the E-Learning and Mobility Project in 2003 856 laptops have been loaned to mobile Gypsy and Traveller children at a cost of £481,600. The laptops are owned by the participating local authority's Traveller Education Support Service. The service will recover and reallocate the laptops when pupils leave the area or end their statutory education.
Mr. Lancaster: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to support voluntary sector youth projects in promoting constructive activities for young people in the Milton Keynes Council area. 
The 'Make a Difference' project is providing a range of sports, arts and other activities including a Saturday night dry nightclub for young people aged 13 to 19 years. The project is targeting the most disadvantaged areas of the city. Services are focusing specifically on providing activities on Friday and Saturday nights, and the project aims to reach 1,000 young people.
This funding is provided to local authorities (LA) for all the year round provision of developmental and diversionary activities-targeted at those young people most at risk of poor outcomes. This is part of the Area Based Grant-giving the LA the flexibility to determine locally how best to spend the investment and the chance to use it to enhance a multi-agency response to the complex needs of at risk young people. Voluntary sector providers will play a key role as partners and providers, but is for the LA-through its children's trust arrangements to decide which projects should be funded.
Voluntary sector organisations are key partners in delivering YOF/YCF in local areas, both as an advisory role to young decision makers and in extending the reach of the funds within communities. Their continued and enhanced involvement is considered key to engaging those young people who do not normally participate. In
Milton Keynes 79 per cent. of the successful grants in 2008-09 were awarded to young people involved in voluntary sector youth projects.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much each local authority (a) has spent on youth inclusion programmes in each year since their inception and (b) plans to spend on such programmes in each of the next five years; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the programmes. 
Mr. Coaker: A local authority breakdown of this funding can be provided only at disproportionate cost. The total expenditure on YIP by the Youth Justice Board (YJB) between 2000 and 2006 is as follows. These figures include grants made to the voluntary sector.
The overall expenditure, including YJB funding, on YIPs, between 2000 and 2006 is as follows. These figures demonstrate how the YJB grant draws in partnership funding from other sources, such as the local authority and other local and national funding streams including through the third sector.
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