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  • Sex Education

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his policy is on teaching about homosexuality in personal, social, health and economic education lessons in state-funded schools.

  • Teacher Recruitment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to recruit additional teachers of (a) mathematics and (b) science; and if he will make a statement.

  • Adoptive Placements

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his Department's estimate is of the number of children who returned to care after an adoptive placement in the latest period...

  • National Challenge for Schools

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what progress has been made in the national challenge for schools; and if he will make a statement.

  • National Challenge for Schools

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools did not meet the national challenge benchmark in their GCSE results for 2009.

  • Children's Centres

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what progress his Department has made towards its objective of opening 3,500 children's centres by 2010.

  • Exclusion

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he next expects to meet representatives of teachers' unions to discuss policy on exclusions.

  • CAFCASS: Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service's budget was in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10; and what...

  • Children: Homelessness

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  • Children's Rights Director

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many individual children's cases the Children's Rights Director's office considered in 2009.

  • Classroom Assistants: Stroud

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many full-time equivalent teaching assistants there were in schools in Stroud constituency in each year since 1997.

  • Departmental Assets

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assets of his Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b) book...

  • Departmental Drinking Water

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on bottled drinking water since 1 April 2009; and if he will make a statement.

  • Departmental Travel

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much expenditure his Department has incurred in respect of (a) air, (b) rail, (c) taxi and (d) car travel undertaken by...

  • Free School Meals

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils in each year cohort were eligible for free school meals in each year since 1997.

  • Gcse

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of 15 year olds entitled to free school meals achieved five GCSEs at grades A* to C, including English and...

  • Gifted Children: Birmingham

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of pupils at schools in Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath constituency have been identified as gifted and...

  • Home Education

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he plans to publish the results of his consultation on home education registration and monitoring.

  • Literacy: Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much he expects his Department to spend on giving free books to 11-year-olds in each of the next three years; and if he will...

  • National Curriculum Tests

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on how many pupils with a valid level of both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 the information in Table 6 of DCSF: National Curriculum...

  • National Safeguarding Delivery Unit: Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the budget is of the National Safeguarding Delivery Unit for (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.

  • Physical Education: Birmingham

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding his Department and its predecessors have allocated for the encouragement of physical exercise for pupils in...

  • Pupils: Absenteeism

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the unauthorised absence rate was for pupils in (a) Lewes constituency and (b) East Sussex in each year since 1997.

  • Pupils: Absenteeism

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average (a) authorised, (b) unauthorised and (c) persistent absence rate for (i) boys and (ii) girls at Key Stage 4...

  • Pupils: Absenteeism

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his policy is on the recording in statistics on absenteeism those children who are receiving treatment, in hospital or at...

  • Pupils: Absenteeism

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of pupils (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals were classified as...

  • Pupils: Attendance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether pupils who do not attend school because of (a) travel difficulties and (b) school closure in severe weather are...

  • Pupils: Epilepsy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on local health services training for school staff in the...

  • Pupils: Epilepsy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children with epilepsy there are in mainstream schools.

  • Schools: ICT

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much local authorities spent on IT procurement for schools in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

  • Schools: Snow and Ice

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools have closed owing to adverse weather conditions in (a) Leicester, (b) the East Midlands and (c) England in...

  • Secondary Schools: Manpower

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average staff to pupil ratio is in secondary schools in (a) York and (b) England.

  • Slough

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to the Slough constituency, the effects on Slough...

  • Specialist Schools and Academies Trust: Income

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the income of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (a) is in 2009-10 and (b) is expected to be in 2010-11 from (i)...

  • Vetting: Local Education Authorities

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Aylesbury of 16 October 2009, Official Report, column 1106W, on schools:...