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Sir Nicholas Winterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students enrolled on specialist textile and clothing education courses in universities and colleges in each of the last 15 years for which figures are available. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The following table shows the number of enrolments on fashion and textiles courses in further education colleges from 199596 to 200203 inclusive. Figures for earlier years are not available due to changes in data collection methods. Figures for higher education enrolments to textile and clothing education courses are not held centrally.
|Number of enrolments(18)|
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of pupils achieved each level for
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(a) literacy and (b) numeracy at Key Stage 2 in each year since the introduction of SATs. 
Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on what dates (a) he and (b) his predecessor has held official meetings with the Mayor of London since July 2000; and what the subject of each meeting was. 
Mr. Stephen Twigg [holding answer 10 May 2004]: Ministers from the Department for Education and Skills have met the Mayor of London from time to time and discussed a variety of subjects relating to education and skills.
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to his address to the NASUWT conference, if he will make a statement on funding support for residential experiences for school children. 
Mr. Miliband: Many schools already offer opportunities for residential experience for their students. My Department is looking at how residential opportunities can contribute to more young people taking advantage of extra curricular activities. As a starting point a map of existing residential opportunities will be established. I will also reflect fully on further advice from the Tomlinson Group on 1419 reform about young people developing broader skills through wider activities.
Mr. Crausby: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of schools (a) in Bolton, North East, (b) in Greater Manchester and (c) in England have implemented initiatives under the Safe Routes to Schools programme. 
Local transport plan annual progress reports submitted by local authorities at the end of July 2003 showed that by the end of March 2004 (a) they did not expect any schools in the area covered by Bolton metropolitan borough council to have either a safe route to school or a school travel plan in place; (b) they expected 260 schools in Greater Manchester to have at least one safe route to school and 167 to have a school travel plan in place; and (c) they expected over 3,800 schools nationally to have at least one safe route to school and over 3,500 to have a school travel plan in place. Local transport plan annual progress reports do not enable us to identify the numbers of safe routes to school and school travel plans by constituency area.
Although no schools in Bolton currently have a safe route to school or school travel plan in place, I understand that at least seven local traffic calming schemes have been implemented within the immediate environs of schools, one school has prepared a draft school travel plan and several others have expressed an interest in developing a plan.
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Mr. Caton: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost was of outstanding repairs to school buildings identified by the 2003 Asset Management Survey; and when he will publish the full results of that survey. 
Mr. Miliband: The data supplied to the Department by English local education authorities and derived from their condition assessments of school buildings show maintenance requirements of approximately £8,000 million. This figure includes outstanding repairs and work needed over a five year period from the dates of the assessments. The Department has been working with authorities to resolve data quality issues and will shortly publish analysis of the data.
Central government capital support for investment in school buildings has increased from under £700 million in 199697 to £4.5 billion this year and will rise further to over £5 billion by 200506. Progress is being made year-by-year in improving the quality of the school building stock.
Pupils may be excluded only for disciplinary reasons, in response to serious breaches of a school's discipline policy, and if allowing the pupil to remain in school would seriously harm the education or welfare of the pupil or others in the school.
Mr. Willis: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils live more than three miles away from the school that they attend, broken down by region. 
|Number of school population travelling more than three miles||Percentage of school population travelling more than three miles||Number of school population travelling more than three miles||Percentage of school population travelling more than three miles|
|Yorkshire and the|
|East of England||21,386||4.7||88,607||22.9|
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