Teachers: Training

Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many students are on a course at each relevant university to train as teachers in the skills for life sector; and if he will make a statement. [314089]

Mr. Lammy: I have been asked to reply.

Teachers of adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) who have the intention of teaching in the further education and skills sector are expected to hold a subject specific as well as a generic teaching qualification. They can take these as two separate qualifications by completing:

Experienced skills for life teachers who do not hold the necessary qualifications can gain professional standing through the professional recognition route.

Latest available figures for 2009/10 report a total of 6,130 enrolments on skills for life teaching programmes at higher education institutions and with national awarding bodies. Further details of these enrolments are presented in the table.

Number of enrolments on Skills for Life teaching programmes—2009/10(1)
Higher education institutions and national awarding bodies in England
 Integrated programmeAdditional diplomaTotal by provider

HEIsAwarding bodiesTotalHEIsAwarding bodiesTotalHEIsAwarding bodiesTotal

ESOL

730

730

1,080

80

1,160

1,810

80

1,890

Literacy

650

20

670

1,580

120

1,700

2,220

140

2,370

Numeracy

400

400

1,280

190

1,470

1,680

190

1,880

Total

1,780

20

1,800

3,940

400

4,330

5,720

420

6,130

(1) Provisional.

Notes:

1. Exclude further education colleges.

2. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. There may be discrepancies between the sum of constituent items and totals as shown.

3. Figures are provisional and subject to change.

Source:

Research Team, Lifelong Learning UK



United Church Schools Trust: Finance

Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department has allocated any funding to the United Church Schools Trust in respect of sponsorships. [311380]

Mr. Coaker: The Department pays the feasibility, implementation, running and capital costs of academies. Where applicable, academy sponsors make a sponsorship payment to an endowment fund to support the work of the academy or as a contribution towards capital costs. A table has been placed in the Library setting out funding paid to the United Church Schools Trust (UCST), which sponsors 17 academies. This funding has been allocated for the feasibility and implementation costs of some of their academies. Funding for other feasibility and implementation costs have been paid to the United Learning Trust (ULT), which is the multi-academy trust established by UCST to set up and run their academies. Sponsors are not permitted to make a profit from academies and any services they supply must therefore be provided at cost.

This reply corrects an error in PQ301251 24 November 2009, Official Report, column 100W, which said that the Department does not provide any funding to the United Church Schools Trust (UCST).

Vocational Education: South West

Mr. Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many 16-year-olds completed a BTEC First Diploma in each subject in each parliamentary constituency in the south-west in each of the last five years. [314215]

Mr. Iain Wright: Tables showing the number of 16-year-olds in each parliamentary constituency in the south-west who completed a BTEC First Diploma in each subject in each of the last five years for which information is available will be placed in the House of Commons Libraries.



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Health

Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many admissions to hospital from accident and emergency departments for an alcohol-related diagnosis there were of people (a) under the age of 18 years in (i) the former Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire strategic

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health authority area, (ii) the East of England strategic health authority area, (iii) the West Suffolk Hospital NHS trust area and (iv) the Suffolk primary care trust area in each year since 1997. [314880]

Gillian Merron: The information is not available in the format requested. However, data from 2002-03 have been set out in the following table.

2002-032003-042004-052005-062006-072007-082008-09

Former Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority (SHA) area(1)

316

393

399

394

364

378

321

East of England SHA area

687

807

838

831

847

865

699

West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust area(2)

30

50

53

37

31

49

46

Suffolk Primary Care Trust (PCT) area(3)

93

125

126

93

81

92

83

(1) The figures for former the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire SHA area for 2002-03 to 2005-06 have been constructed by combining North Peterborough, South Peterborough, Huntingdonshire, Cambridge City, South Cambridgeshire, East Cambridgeshire and Fenland, Norwich, Southern Norfolk, West Norfolk, Broadland, North Norfolk, Great Yarmouth, Waveney, Ipswich, Suffolk Coastal, Central Suffolk and Suffolk West PCTs; those for 2006-07 to 2008-09 have been constructed by combining Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney, and Suffolk PCTs.

(2) Providers do not cover a limited ‘area’. Patients treated at West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust could reside anywhere in England.

(3) The figures for Suffolk PCT for 2002-03 to 2005-06 have been constructed by combining Ipswich, Suffolk Coastal, Central Suffolk and Suffolk West PCTs.

Source:

Hospital Episode Statistics, The Information Centre for health and social care.



Blaydon

Mr. David Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to the Blaydon constituency, the effects on Blaydon of his Department’s policies and actions since 2000. [315301]

Ann Keen: The Government have put in place a programme of national health service investment and reform since 1997 to improve service delivery in all parts of the United Kingdom. 93 per cent. of people nationally now rate the NHS as good or excellent. The NHS Constitution contains 25 rights and 14 pledges for patients and the public including new rights to be treated within 18 weeks, or be seen by a cancer specialist within two weeks and an NHS health check every five years for those aged 40 to 74 years.

There is significant evidence that these policies have yielded considerable benefits for the Blaydon constituency. For example:

Figures for November 2009 show that in Gateshead primary care trust (PCT):

Although statistical information is not available at a local level, Blaydon will have also benefited from national policies in other areas. For example:

Other strategies currently being implemented are:



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Capacitybuilders: Finance

Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on the Capacitybuilders programme in each financial year since its inception; how much has been spent on consultants in respect of that programme in each such financial year; and how much has been paid out in grants to charities in each such financial year. [314514]

Angela E. Smith: I have been asked to reply.

Capacitybuilders is an Executive NDPB, accountable to the Minister for the Cabinet Office. The grant in aid paid by Cabinet Office to Capacitybuilders in each year since its inception is set out as follows. Capacitybuilders disburses grants to a range of third sector organisations: breaking this down between charities and other recipients would incur a disproportionate cost. Expenditure on consultancy as defined by the Office of Government Commerce has not been collated and analysed by Capacitybuilders prior to 2009-10, and could not be provided except at disproportionate cost. However, this information is being routinely collected from 2009-10 onwards.

Grant in aid (£)

2006-07

37,298,000

2007-08

32,800,000

2008-09

30,178,000



Cleethorpes

Shona McIsaac: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Cleethorpes constituency, the effects on that constituency of his Department’s policies since 1997. [315245]

Ann Keen: The Government have put in place a programme of national health service investment and reform since 1997 to improve service delivery in all parts of the United Kingdom. 93 per cent. of people nationally now rate the NHS as good or excellent. The NHS Constitution contains 25 rights and 14 pledges for patients and the public including new rights to be treated within 18 weeks, or be seen by a cancer specialist within two weeks and an NHS health check every five years for those aged 40-74 years.

There is significant evidence that these policies have yielded considerable benefits for the Cleethorpes constituency. For example:

Figures for November 2009 show that in North East Lincolnshire Care Trust Plus (CTP):