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Ms Keeble: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much per head was spent on education for (a) primary school children and (b) secondary school children in Northampton in (i) 1997, (ii) 2001 and (iii) 2009. 
Mr. Coaker: Figures are not available for the parliamentary constituency of Northampton, North as data are collected at a local authority level. The available information on how much was spent per head in Northamptonshire local authority is shown in the following table. The Department is due to collect the section 251 outturn data relating to the 2009-10 financial year later this year.
|School based expenditure per pupil in Northamptonshire local authority for 1997-98, 2001-02 and 2008-09|
|Pre-primary & primary education||Secondary education||Primary education||Pre-primary & primary education||Secondary education||Primary education||Secondary education|
1. The financial information used in the answer to this PQ is taken from the Department's s52 data collection.
2. 1999-2000 saw a change in data source when the data collection moved from the RO1 form collected by the CLG to the Section 52 form from the DCSF. 2002-03 saw a further break in the time series following the introduction of consistent financial reporting (CFR) and the associated restructuring of the outturn tables.
3. Pupil numbers include only those pupils attending maintained establishments within each sector and are drawn from the DCSF annual schools census adjusted to be on a financial year basis.
4. Expenditure was not distinguished between the pre-primary and primary sectors until the inception of Section 52 (now section 251) for financial year 1999-2000.
5. Figures are rounded to the nearest £10. Cash terms figures as reported by local authorities as at 5 March 2010.
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many children of school age there have been in (a) Essex and (b) Southend in each year since 1997 (320603).
The attached table shows the number of children aged 5-16 inclusive, calculated for each mid-year from 1997 to 2008, which are the latest population estimates available.
|Number of school age children( 1) in Essex and Southend in each year since 1997|
|Essex||Southend on Sea|
|(1) Ages five to 16 inclusive.|
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Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 26 January 2010, Official Report, column 825W, on Communications Electronic Security Group, for what reason the group has not published an annual report since 2006; and whether Ministers approved the decision not to publish an annual report. 
As an efficiency measure, Communications Electronic Security Group (CESG) have not published an annual report since 2006. There is no statutory requirement for CESG to produce such reports, therefore ministerial approval was not required.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much (a) her Department, (b) the Charity Commission and (c) the Central Office of Information spent on external recruitment consultants in the last year for which figures are available. 
As the Chief Executive of the Charity Commission, I have been asked to respond to your written Parliamentary Question (315210) on how much the Charity Commission spent on external recruitment consultants in the last year for which figures are available.
In the financial year 2008/09, the Charity Commission spent £445,380 on recruitment broken down as follows:
Within the time available, it has not been possible to produce a straightforward correlation between exact posts and expenditure.
In 2008/09, we undertook a number of major recruitment campaigns. These were related to filling posts resulting from decisions to strengthen our compliance function and to make strategic changes in our organisational structure as a result of the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review. Many of the posts had specialist requirements and consultants were engaged to help us source the candidates with the right skills and experience.
The majority of expenditure with TMP (UK) Limited and Bernard Hodes Group relates to advertising space in the media: the agencies contract directly with the press for placing job advertisements and then the Commission reimburses the agencies for the costs they incurred. Only a small proportion of the expenditure, therefore, will be the agencies' fee. A complete analysis of the split between agency fees and the cost of job advertisements is not readily available.
A further aspect of the expenditure with the Bernard Hodes Group was investment in a dedicated careers website, which has enabled the Commission to reduce its recruitment budget for 2009/10 to £200,000. The Commission forecast for the current financial year shows that it expects expenditure on recruitment to remain within that budget.
I hope this is helpful.
As Chief Executive of the Central Office of Information (COI), I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question  asking for the total spent on external recruitment consultants in the last year for which figures are available.
The Central Office of Information spent £49,995 on external recruitment consultants for the financial year 2008/9.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what unsolicited Government publications have been mailed directly to households in England in the last six months; at what cost in each case; and what such mailings are planned between now and June 2010. 
Tessa Jowell: This information is not collected centrally. Each Government Department, agency and NDPB is responsible for setting its own communications priorities and outputs, and each Secretary of State is responsible to Parliament.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent discussions the Office for National Statistics has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government on that Department's methodology for counting rough sleepers. 
As the Director General for the Office for National Statistics (ONS) I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what recent discussions the ONS has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government on that Department's methodology for counting rough sleepers. (319637)
As part of the planning of the field operation for the 2011 Census, ONS officials have been in contact with the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to discuss the counting of rough sleepers, and in September 2008, were invited to observe a count of rough sleepers in Westminster. However there have not been recent discussions.
Local authorities are required to conduct their own annual counts if they have more than ten rough sleepers, and so we have been in touch with local authorities to learn how they carry out their counts to see whether any successful procedures used by them could be used or modified for the 2011 Census. We are also planning to liaise directly with local authorities for information about particular sites where rough sleepers might be found, as well as to obtain information on any local homeless charities. We
have had a useful meeting with Homeless Link which represents and supports a number of organisations working with the homeless and are planning to meet them again.
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many people aged 17 years and under were resident in Southend in each year since 1995 (320602).
The attached table shows the number people aged 17 and under, calculated for each mid-year from 1995 to 2008, which are the latest population estimates available.
|Number of people aged 17 and under in Southend, in each year since 1995|
|Southend on Sea||Thousand|
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