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Mr. Iain Wright [holding answer 1 December 2009]: The Department only uses agency workers where there is a clear business need and usually to provide short term cover for posts. Given this, the Department does not forecast how many agency workers it will recruit in future years and, therefore, it is not possible to provide information on any additional costs.
Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what guidance he has issued to (a) early years providers, (b) primary schools and (c) secondary schools on meeting the needs of multiple-birth children; 
Ms Diana R. Johnson: The school admissions code, mandatory for maintained primary and secondary schools, addresses the needs of children from multiple births in the school admission process. It states that admission authorities should take children from multiple births' needs into account when deciding which admissions oversubscription criteria will be used.
The chief schools adjudicator recently reported to the Secretary of State on the admission of twins and children from multiple births. He recommended that the list of "excepted pupils" in the class size regulations be extended to include twins and multiple birth children, to ensure that they can be placed in the same infant school.
He also recommended that all admission authorities must be required to consult on, and publish arrangements for the admission of twins and children from multiple births as part of their overall admissions consultation. The Secretary of State accepted these proposals and following a public consultation will seek to amend the school admissions code at the next opportunity.
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will make an assessment of the potential effects on the incidence of family breakdown of trends in the level of geographical mobility. 
Dawn Primarolo: We are not aware of evidence specifically linking trends in geographical mobility to the incidence of relationship breakdown in families. However, in the context of the planned Families and Relationships Green Paper, the Department has considered the factors which can influence family relationships and how families can be supported to sustain loving and resilient relationships.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he expects constituency-level data on GCSE and equivalent results for the 2008-09 academic year to be published. 
Mr. Coaker: The Department intends to publish the parliamentary constituency-level data on GCSE and equivalent results for the year 2008-09 approximately three to four weeks after the publication of the Achievement and Attainment Tables, which are scheduled for publication in January 2010.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to his press release of 16 November 2009, Put children and young people at the heart of the care system, what the evidential basis is for the statement that the number of young people achieving good GCSEs has doubled in the last two years. 
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils obtained level two or above in key stage 1 (a) English and (b) mathematics tests in 2005 but did not obtain level four or above in key stage 2 tests in 2009. 
There were no data collected for 2005 key stage 1 tests in English or mathematics; however Teacher Assessment (TA) data were collected for key stage 1 in 2005. Information showing the transition
from key stage 1 attainment, based on TA data, to key stage 2 attainment based on test data will be available in table 6 of the forthcoming Statistical First Release: National Curriculum Assessment at key stage 2 in England 2008/09 (Revised). This will be published on 1 December 2009.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent estimate is of the cost to the public purse of Ofsted in each year from 2005-06 to 2012-13; how much of the expenditure in each year (a) has been and (b) is to be spent on child protection; and if he will make a statement. 
Your recent parliamentary question has been passed to me; as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, for a response. There is an element of work related to child protection in most areas of Ofsted's remit. It is not possible to analyse these costs separately.
The cost to the public purse of Ofsted for the years 2005-06 to 2009-10 is detailed below:
Budgets for the years subsequent to 2009-10 have not yet been set.
Please note that the cost for 2005-06 relates to the work of the former Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education. The costs for subsequent years are those for the new Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills, with its expanded remit.
A copy of this reply has been sent to Vernon Coaker MP, Minister of State for Schools and Learners, and will be placed in the Library of both Houses.
Dr. Pugh: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the average number of field trips made by students in (a) primary and (b) secondary education in each of the last 10 years. 
Ms Diana R. Johnson: The Department has not made an estimate of field trips made by students in primary and secondary education in each of the last 10 years. Schools are expected to offer their students opportunities for fieldwork as part of subjects they are studying, for example science and geography, or through extra curricular activities under the Learning Outside the Classroom manifesto.
Annette Brooke: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much capital funding for nursery provision has been allocated to (a) Poole borough council, (b) Bournemouth borough council and (c) Dorset county council in the last three years; 
(2) how much revenue nursery grant funding has been allocated to (a) Poole borough council, (b) Bournemouth borough council and (c) Dorset county council in each of the last three years; and what other sources of revenue funding for early years activities have been made available to each council in each such year. 
The DSG is allocated on the basis of an amount per pupil to meet all that needs to be funded. Local authorities are then responsible for deciding how best to apportion the overall grant to meet their local objectives. It is therefore not possible to disaggregate the amount allocated to nursery provision.
The Department provides a number of other grants to local authorities to fund the wider policies of Early Years provision. The Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare Grant (SSEYCG) supports the delivery of the Government's 10-Year Strategy for Childcare and the goals in the Children's Plan, by providing funding: for Sure Start children's centres; for the Graduate Leader Fund; to improve the quality of and access to learning environments in early years settings; and to transform short break services for disabled children, among other things.
Details of the amounts allocated to the various strands of the SSEYCG are shown in the following table. Many of the strands are not individually ring-fenced, and similarly to the DSG, local authorities are responsible for apportioning the grant to best meet local needs.
Lastly the Standard's Fund includes funding to extend and increase the flexibility of the entitlement for three and four-year-olds to free child care. The local authorities in question received an allocation for this in 2009-10, details of which are also shown in the table.
|(1) Indicates that grant strand was not available in a particular year.|
1. Main Revenue and Main Capital include children's centres and childcare sufficiency funding. However, it is not possible to disaggregate into individual strands for the 2007-08 financial year.
2. Under the terms and conditions of the Grant Aiming High for Disabled Children, Extended Schools, and Quality and Access capital funding can be used to deliver services to an age range wider than early years. The services delivered by children's centres and local programmes may also link with other policy areas with wider age ranges.
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