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  • Arabic Language: Education

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in each local authority area offered Arabic teaching at the latest date for which figures are available.

  • Building Schools for the Future Programme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been allocated to each school under the Building Schools for the Future programme to date.

  • Building Schools for the Future Programme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding has been allocated from the Building Schools for the Future programme to National Challenge schools (a) in the last...

  • Children in Care: Young Offenders

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on collaborative measures to improve...

  • Children: Disadvantaged

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate his Department has made of the number of children eligible for free school meals in Leeds West constituency in each...

  • Class Sizes: Primary Education

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average class size in primary schools in England and Wales was in each of the last five years; what effect the...

  • Departmental Buildings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by his Department...

  • Departmental Pay

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of staff of his Department did not receive the maximum bonus possible under a bonus scheme applying to them since...

  • Departmental Sick Leave

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many working days have been lost due to sickness amongst employees for which his Department and its predecessor were...

  • Departmental Wastes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department has taken to reduce the volume of waste produced by it and sent to landfill in each of the last two years.

  • Education: Assessments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils who gained level 4 or above in key stage 2 tests in (a) reading, (b) writing and (c) mathematics in 2004 did...

  • Education: Assessments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on what dates (a) he and (b) the Schools Minister has met (i) ETS, (ii) the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and (iii)...

  • Extended Schools

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what criteria he used to select the areas which will pilot the extended schools subsidy.

  • Fair Trade Initiative

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2008, Official Report, column 1539W, on the Fairtrade initiative, what Fairtrade products...

  • Food

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families from which five countries of origin the greatest amount of food was procured by his Department in the last year for which figures...

  • GCE A-level

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many schools for pupils aged 11 to 18 years old do not offer an A-level physics course; (2) how many schools for 11 to...

  • General Certificate of Secondary Education

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils did not obtain a C grade or above at GCSE, excluding equivalents, in 2007.

  • General Certificate of Secondary Education

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils who gained five GCSEs at A*-C in 2007 gained a good GCSE in (a) English, (b) mathematics,...

  • General Certificate of Secondary Education

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many pupils eligible to sit (a) mathematics, (b) English and (c) science GCSEs in 2007 were not entered for an...

  • General Certificate of Secondary Education

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what effect he expects the introduction of functional skills to have on GCSE results compared with previous years; and if he will...

  • General Certificate of Secondary Education: Disadvantaged

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils eligible for free school meals gained 10 good GCSEs in 2007.

  • Mathematics: General Certificate of Secondary Education

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils sitting GCSEs in (a) mathematics and (b) English in 2007 received a grade (i) D, (ii) E, (iii) F, (iv) G and (v) U.

  • Music: Education

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of key stage (a) 1 and (b) 2 pupils received specialist instrumental and vocal tuition within maintained schools...

  • Music: Education

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many applications were received for funding from the fund established for the professional development of music teachers; how...

  • Music: Education

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the effects of the £2 million fund for professional development of music teachers on...

  • Primary Education: Standards

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2008, Official Report, column 640W, on primary education: standards, how many and what...

  • Pupil Exclusions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils who received a permanent exclusion were (a) placed in a mainstream school and (b) placed in a pupil...

  • Pupil Referral Units: Disadvantaged

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils eligible for free school meals are attending pupil referral units.

  • Pupils: Per Capita Costs

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools received a per pupil funding increase of below the minimum funding guarantee in each year since 2003; and if he...

  • Schools: Cadets

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on expanding cadet forces within state schools.

  • Schools: Cadets

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will hold discussions with teachers' professional bodies on access to cadet force provision in maintained schools.

  • Schools: International Cooperation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) secondary and (b) primary schools are not twinned with a school overseas; and if he will make a statement.

  • Schools: Safety

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance he has provided to (a) primary and (b) secondary schools on road safety issues, with particular reference to the...

  • Schools: Sanitation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the provision of toilets in English schools; and if he will make a statement;...

  • Schools: Sports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) when the Steering Group for the PE, School Sport and Club Links Strategy last met; and what future meetings are planned; (2)...

  • Secondary Education: Standards

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which National Challenge schools are (a) academies, (b) foundation schools and (c) Fresh Start schools.

  • Teachers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2008, Official Report, column 414W, on teachers, what information his Department holds on the...

  • Teachers: Age

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what the average age of a teacher was (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available; (2) what...

  • Teachers: Vacancies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school teacher vacancies there were in (i) Leeds West constituency, (ii) Leeds...

  • Truancy: Gloucestershire

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the percentage was of pupils in secondary education in Gloucestershire was classed as persistent absentees in each year for...

  • Writing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance his Department has issued on the teaching of handwriting in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

  • Youth Services: Advisory Bodies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will place in the Library a copy of the protocol for joint working on the Youth Board, developed by his Department and the...