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  • Academies: Complaints

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many complaints against academies and free schools have been upheld, in full or part, by (a) his Department and (b) the Education Funding Agency.

  • Adoption

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent representations he has received on the publication of local authority adoption scorecards; and if he will make a statement.

  • Cafcass

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what the budget is for the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in each year until 2015; (2) what plans he has for future...

  • Children in Care: Disclosure of Information

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will introduce legislation to allow police forces access to the names and addresses of all local authority children's homes in their area.

  • Computers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many requests have been made to his Department's IT department from (a) Ministers, (b) officials and (c) special advisers requesting information...

  • Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education what (a) grants and (b) contracts his Department has awarded to companies or organisations run by individuals who were previously employed in any...

  • Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what the (a) job title and (b) pay band was of each official, excluding special advisers, recruited by his Department since May 2010 who was...

  • Curriculum

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether primary legislation would be required to reclassify subjects and areas of learning on the national curriculum to become statutory parts of the...

  • Departmental Responsibilities

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many ministerial directions have been sought by his Department in each quarter since September 2011; and on what issues they were sought.

  • Disciplinary Proceedings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many disciplinary procedures have been brought against (a) special advisers and (b) civil servants in his Department regarding the use of private...

  • Education Act 2011

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education what staffing changes he has made to his Department to prepare for the commencement of section 45 of the Education Act 2011.

  • Education: Assessments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education what qualifications other than GCSEs are offered to pupils of GCSE-age studying in England; and what the required ability ranges are for pupils for...

  • English Language: GCSE

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to promote a greater emphasis on teaching accurate grammar, punctuation and spelling in the English Language GCSE.

  • Free Schools

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education what public funding each independent school has received in adopting or applying to adopt free school status.

  • Free Schools

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many applications were submitted to open free schools in the application round which closed in February 2012; and how many such applications were...

  • Free Schools: Disadvantaged

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will list the free schools approved to open according to which decile of the deprivation index the lower level super output area in which the...

  • Gcse

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people in Warrington gained five good GCSEs in each year from 1997 to the last year for which figures are available; and what proportion...

  • Gcse

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many and what proportion of GCSE entries were at (a) foundation and (b) higher level in the latest period for which figures are available;...

  • Gcse

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions he has had with the Association of Colleges on his proposals for the future of GCSEs.

  • Government Procurement Card

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many procurement card holders in his Department were (a) paid off-payroll, (b) employed on a part-time basis and (c) employed as a non-permanent...

  • Government Procurement Card

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education on which dates his Department has published Government procurement card spending over £500 since May 2010.

  • Health Insurance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many staff working in his Department are entitled to private health care as part of their remuneration package.

  • Intercountry Adoption: Belarus

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what discussions his Department has had with the Government of Belarus on adoption by UK families of orphans from that country; (2) what...

  • Pay

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the (a) highest, (b) median, (c) median full-time equivalent and (d) lowest full-time equivalent salary was paid by (i) his Department and (ii)...

  • Primary Education: Inspections

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether a primary school can be inspected by Ofsted and given a level 2 good rating if it has a poor attendance record and poor attainment rates at Key...

  • Procurement

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the total (a) number and (b) value of contracts issued by (i) his Department and (ii) bodies for which he is responsible which were awarded to...

  • Publications

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many publications have been issued by his Department since May 2010.

  • Publications

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2012, Official Report, column 383W, on publications, if he will list the number of copies of each publication to...

  • Pupil Exclusions: Essex

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many decisions by head teachers to exclude pupils were overturned by appeals panels in (a) Witham constituency and (b) Essex in the latest year for...

  • Recruitment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2012, Official Report, column 489W, on recruitment, to what extent his Department and its non-departmental public...

  • Regulation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education which regulations his Department repealed between 1 February 2012 and 31 May 2012; and what the anticipated total savings will be from repealing those...

  • Regulation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education what regulations his Department introduced between 1 February 2012 and 31 May 2012; and at what cost to the public purse.

  • Religion: GCSE

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils took GCSE religious education in (a) South Swindon constituency and (b) England and Wales in each year since 2002; and how many are...

  • School: Standards

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) schools and (b) academies were given an Outstanding grade in Ofsted inspections in (i) England and (ii) South Swindon constituency in the...

  • Schools: Capital Investment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education what capital costs were associated with the (a) free schools and (b) Building Schools for the Future programmes.

  • Schools: Complaints

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education what training has been undertaken by (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department to assist them in assessing complaints against schools.

  • Schools: Complaints

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many complaints against (a) mainstream schools and (b) free schools and academies he estimates his Department will process in the 2012-13 academic year.

  • Schools: Discipline

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the implementation and effectiveness of the provisions relating to school discipline in the Education Act 2011.

  • Schools: News Corporation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions he had with (a) Rupert Murdoch and (b) other staff of News Corporation and its subsidiaries on (i) the establishment of a school...

  • Teachers: Conditions of Employment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take to enable schools to remove incompetent teachers from the classroom.

  • Teachers: Mathematics

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of mathematics teachers in primary schools have a post-GCSE qualification in mathematics.

  • Teachers: Pay

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of teachers received salary increases in 2012 as a result of progressing up the pay scale.

  • Teachers: Pay

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department plans to take steps to deregulate teachers' pay.

  • Teachers: Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much has been paid out in pensions to retired teachers under the Teachers' Pension Scheme in each year since 2000.

  • Teachers: Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will estimate the total annual saving of his proposed changes to teachers' pensions in (a) 10, (b) 20 and (c) 30 years time.

  • Teachers: Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the total liabilities of the Teachers' Pension Scheme were in each year since 2000.

  • Teachers: Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average lump sum payment made to retiring teachers is for teachers who have been employed full-time for 30 years or more.

  • Teachers: Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much has been paid out in lump sum payments to members of the Teachers' Pension Scheme in each year since 2000.

  • Teachers: Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the 20 largest lump sum payments made to members of the Teachers' Pension Scheme were in each of the last five years.

  • Teachers: Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department has paid towards teachers' pensions through employer pension contributions in each year since 2000.

  • Teachers: Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much the Government will pay towards teachers' pensions in employer pension contributions in each of the next 10 years.

  • Truancy: West Midlands

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has made an assessment of truancy rates in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in (i) Coventry, (ii) Coventry North...

  • World War I: Curriculum

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make it his policy that the history of the First World War forms part of the national curriculum during the four years of the commemoration...

  • Young People: West Midlands (1 annotation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education what comparative assessment he has made of the proportion of young people (a) in the West Midlands and (b) nationally who are not in education,...

  • Young People: Yorkshire and Humber

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of young people aged (a) 16, (b) 17 and (c) 18 years living in (i) York and (ii) Yorkshire and the Humber were in (A)...

  • Youth Custody

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many secure children's homes have (a) opened and (b) closed in each year since 2003; what the reason for opening or closing was in each case; how...