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(2) Excludes CTCs and academies
(3) Real terms figures calculated at 2007-08 prices using 4 January 2010 GDP deflators.
Figures are rounded to the nearest £100
Database of Teacher Records
Dr. Iddon: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of schools which were assessed as (a) inadequate, (b) satisfactory and (c) outstanding by Ofsted in each of the last five years do not have any teachers with degree level qualifications in (i) physics, (ii) chemistry, (iii) biology and (iv) another science subject. 
Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his assessment is of the effectiveness of the system for the monitoring and appraisal of teacher performance. 
Mr. Coaker [holding answer 15 March 2010]: Revised regulations and guidance on performance management for teachers and head teachers in England were published in October 2006 and came into force from 1 September 2007. The new arrangements provide for more transparent and consistent assessments of teacher performance, and provide a framework for planning continuing professional development and other support teachers need to do their jobs effectively and improve their professional practice.
The first performance management plans for teachers were completed by 31 October 2007 and for head teachers by 31 December 2007 so it is still early days, but evidence we have indicates schools are complying with the new arrangements. We are embarking on a specific piece of research which will be conducted by National Foundation for Educational Research to review, amongst other things, how performance management arrangements are working.
Mr. Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much emergency funding his Department is providing to (a) Niger and (b) Chad to alleviate the current food shortages. 
Mr. Douglas Alexander: On 4 March the Department for International Development (DFID) announced a £15 million package of assistance for Niger and Chad. A press release giving full details is available on the DFID website at:
Mr. Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid his Department has contributed to (a) Niger and (b) Chad (i) in each sector and (ii) via each implementing partner in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) how much funding the UK's partner bilateral and multilateral agencies plan to contribute to the West Africa Humanitarian Response Fund; 
Mr. Chaytor: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what reports he has received on the steps taken by the Democratic Republic of Congo towards validation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative; and if he will make it his policy to support the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo in its efforts to (a) achieve validation and (b) ensure effective implementation of these initiatives. 
Mr. Thomas: The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is making good progress towards validation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The formal validation process is underway and the Government of the DRC expect to meet the outstanding benchmarks for validation by June 2010.
The Department for International Development's (DFID's) staff in Kinshasa are involved in regular dialogue with the Government of the DRC and the international community to promote progress with EITI. DFID is currently preparing a joint mining sector reform project with the World Bank, which will provide long-term support to EITI implementation in the DRC.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2010, Official Report, column 877W, on departmental internet, what the cost was of the website redesign. 
Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many designs for its (a) internal website and (b) intranet his Department has commissioned since 2005; and what the cost was of each such design. 
Mr. Michael Foster: The Department for International Development (DFID) has commissioned one intranet (internal website) design since 2005 at a cost of £1,850. This redesign was necessary to accompany an upgrade of the content management system.
John Mason: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what property has been recorded as (a) lost and (b) stolen from his Department in the last 12 months; and what estimate has been made of the cost of the replacement of that property. 
Mr. Michael Foster: Items recorded lost or stolen from the Department for International Development (DFID) during the financial year 2008-09 and the estimated cost of replacing those items are provided in the following table.
|Lost or stolen item||Number||Cost (£)|
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