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Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what support is provided by local authorities for children who have been excluded from school as a result of their Tourette syndrome; and if he will make a statement. 
Ms Diana R. Johnson: School governing bodies have a statutory duty to do their best to ensure that the necessary provision is made for any pupil who has special educational needs. The Department's statutory guidance on exclusions states that schools should try every practicable means to maintain the pupil in school, including seeking local authority (LA) and other professional advice and support at "School Action Plus" or, where appropriate, asking the LA to consider carrying out a statutory assessment.
During the first five days of a permanent exclusion, the LA should arrange to assess the pupil's needs and how to meet them. From the sixth day of a permanent exclusion, the LA is statutorily responsible for ensuring that suitable full-time education is provided to pupils of compulsory school age. Tourettes is often treated with a
combination of drugs and behavioural therapy, and any educational intervention needs to follow appropriate local professional advice.
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number of pupils in the London borough of Bexley who attended secondary schools in (a) Dartford borough, (b) the London borough of Bromley and (c) the London borough of Greenwich in the last three years. 
|Number of pupils( 1) resident in the London borough of Bexley and attending secondary( 2 ) schools in Dartford borough, Bromley and Greenwich.|
|(1) For 2007 pupils age five to 15. For 2008 and 2009 pupils in national curriculum year groups R to 11.|
(2) Secondary school includes maintained secondary schools, academies and CTCs.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what payments the School Food Trust has made to Tetra Strategy in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made. 
Ms Diana R. Johnson: The School Food Trust has paid Tetra Strategy £5,750 for the provision of desk research services during the financial year 2009/10. The terms of reference will be placed in the House Libraries.
Ms Diana R. Johnson: DCSF supports schools in reducing their energy in a number of ways. Under advice from the Department's Zero Carbon Task Force, DCSF has recently contracted with British Gas to provide display energy meters to all schools that wish to have one installed. The meters will enable schools to easily monitor their energy usage, and research shows that meters are an effective way of helping users of buildings to manage their energy demands.
The display meter offer builds on the Department's Sustainable Schools framework that has been promoted over a number of years by DCSF and through the Government Office network. The framework encourages action on energy reduction and provides guidance including top tips on how this can be achieved.
John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what (a) grants and (b) other assistance have been provided to schools in Leeds, West to help them reduce their energy bills; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Coaker: In December 2007 the Department set a requirement to reduce carbon emissions from new school buildings by 60 per cent. relative to the energy efficiency standards set out in the 2002 Building Regulations.
Additional funding (£50/m(2)) was allocated to approximately 200 secondary schools to help meet this target. The Department has requested that completed carbon calculations are submitted for each of these projects so that proposed measures can be monitored and their effectiveness in meeting the target reduction can be evaluated in future. Currently West Leeds Academy is the only school to have completed the carbon calculation in Leeds, West. The school is therefore eligible to receive the additional funding. The planned opening date for West Leeds Academy is September 2011.
The Energy Savings Trust funding database(1 )contains details of a wide range of funds relevant to local authorities, housing associations and community groups. This searchable database contains details of around 100 funds for energy efficiency improvements, the installation of renewable energy and other initiatives to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide.
The Low Carbon Buildings Programme(2) (LCBP) also gives grants for match funding of microgeneration technologies for schools. Phase 2 of this scheme continues on from the phase 1 scheme that provided funding to schools from March 2007. Two schools in Leeds, Garforth Community College and Kippax North Junior and Infants School have benefited from LCBP funding.
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in East Lancashire 80 per cent. or more pupils are from visible ethnic minorities. 
John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many (a) teachers, (b) teaching assistants and (c) support staff were employed in Leeds local education authority schools in each year since 1997; 
Mr. Coaker: The information requested for Leeds local authority for January 1997, 2001 to 2009 is published in tables 19, 25 and 26 of the Statistical First Release (SFR) "School Workforce in England (including local authority level figures) January 2009 (Revised)" published on 29 September 2009. The SFR is available at the following web link:
The information requested for Leeds local authority for January 1998 to 2000 is published in tables 19, 25 and 26 of the Statistical First Release (SFR) "School Workforce in England (including local authority level figures) January 2008 (Revised)" published on 25 September 2008. The SFR is available at the following web link:
Ms Diana R. Johnson: The following table provides details of the 22 additional new maintained mainstream schools that have been established since 2000 and designated as 'rural' at the time of their establishment. We do not have reliable information about decisions made prior to 2000.
Local authorities are responsible for school place provision. Where a new school is proposed a statutory process must be followed which is then decided locally under established decision making arrangements. Ministers have no direct role in the process.
John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what plans he has to rebuild and refurbish (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Leeds, West constituency, (ii) Leeds City and (iii) West Yorkshire; 
Mr. Coaker: In July the Department carried out a survey of all local authorities to gather data on how capital investment in schools has been spent and plans through to 2011. These data are now being validated and reconciled with a similar survey that was carried out in 2007. I will write to my hon. Friend by the end of February 2010 to provide the information requested.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils with statements of special educational need in each local authority area have been educated in schools outside their local authority area of residence in each year since 1997. 
Ms Diana R. Johnson [holding answer 2 December 2009]: The requested information is shown in the following table for the years 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Information for years prior to 2003 is not available on a comparable basis, and information for the remaining years can be provided only at disproportionate cost.
|Pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs (SEN) resident in each local authority area( 1) in maintained schools( 2) and non-maintained special schools|
|Number of pupils with a statement of SEN educated outside their resident local authority|
|Resident local authority||2003||2007||2008||2009|
|n/a = not applicable|
(1) Includes pupils with valid postcodes only.
(2) Includes maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools, CTCs, academies and maintained special schools.
(3) Post April 2009 local government reorganisation. Figures for the new local authorities created in April 2009 are not included for years prior to 2009. The focus of this PQ is on the provision for Special Educational Needs students in place at the time the figures were collected and it is not relevant to include historical figures for the new LAs in this context.
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