§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list the(a) dates and (b) numbers of pages of letters, information and booklets sent in his name to schools and chairmen of schools since 2 May; if he will place copies in the Library; and if he will estimate the costs of sending the materials to schools by (i) first and (ii) second class post. 
§ Mr. Byers
The table gives the details of the material sent to schools from 2 May to end December. Copies of consultation papers, booklets and circulars are in the Library.
Information on the estimated costs of sending material to schools by first and second class post respectively is not available in the form requested.235W
Letter, Information and Booklets sent to Schools1 since 2 May 1997 Date Title Pages Publication type Purpose August Initial Teacher Training 46 Circular Guidance August Partial Selection and Twice Excluded Pupils Following the Education Act 1997 3 Letter Information August September Pupil Count 2 Letter and forms Data collection August Arrangements for Annual Maintenance Grant for GM Schools in 1998–99 16 Letter Consultation September Teenage Smoking Attitudes Survey 1997 — Letter Information September The SENCO Guide 54 Booklet Guidance September School Teachers' Pay from 1 September 1997: A Leaflet for School Governors and Teachers 5 Leaflet Information September 1997 Secondary School Performance Tables—Forms for Checking Information 15 Letter and form Data collection September 1997 National Pupil Absence Tables—Forms for Checking Information 10 Letter and form Data collection September Investing in the Future: Supporting Students in Higher Education—A Summary 7 Leaflet Information September Excellence in Schools — Video Information September New Constructional Standards for School Buildings 6 Letter Information September School Leaving Date for 16 Year Olds 7 Circular Information October Excellence for All: Meeting Special Educational Needs 99 Green Paper Consultation October Connecting the Learning Society: National Grid for Learning + 28 Booklet Consultation summary 15 October Implementing the National Literacy Strategy 8 Leaflet Information October Annual Schools' Census 16 Letter and Forms Data Collection October Qualifying for Success 30 Booklet Consultation October Inspection Reports on Further Education Colleges and VIth Form Colleges 5 Letter and List Information October Summary Results of the 1997 NC Assessments of: Leaflets Information 7 Year Olds in England 9 11 Year Olds in England 11 14 Year Olds in England 7 October Local Publication and Distribution of Information About the Achievements of Students in Further Education Sector Colleges 5 Letter Information October Local Publication of the 1997 Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Results in Primary School Performance Table 7 Circular Information November School Governors: A Guide to the Law for Special Schools (1997) 141 Book Guidance November Early Retirement Arrangements for Teachers 12 Circular Guidance November From Targets to Action: Guidance to Support Effective Target-Setting in Schools 31 Booklet Guidance November New Deal for Schools (NDS) 1998–2001: Phase 2 4 Letter Information November 1997 National Pupil Absence Tables 4 Booklet Information November Outline Capability Procedure for Removing Unsatisfactory Teachers 3 Letter Information November Supporting Students in Higher Education from 1998–99 2 Letter Information November 1997 School and College Performance Tables 9 Booklet Information November 1997 National Pupil Absence Tables 9 Booklet Information November 1997 National Curriculum Key Stage 3 Non-Core Teacher Assessment 6 Information December Independent/State School Partnerships 2 Letter Information December Changes to Pupil Registration Requirements: The Education (pupil Registration) (Amendment) Regulation 1997 SI No 2624 2 Letter and SI Guidance December School Governors: A Guide to the Law for Voluntary Aided and Special Agreement Schools 1997 140 Book Guidance December Arrangements for Annual Maintenance Grant for GM Schools in 1998–99 11 Letter Information December Proposed Arrangements for Collecting Statistical Information from School (Summary) 2 Consultation December Raising Standards for All: The Governments Legislative Plans 3 Leaflet Information December School Security: Dealing With Troublemakers 71 Folder Guidance 1(a) Almost all mailings are sent to both heads and chairs of governors separately, unless clearly of interest to only one party and mainly sent by second class post.
(b) Not all schools will have received all mailings, only those relevant to a school of a given type e.g. all secondary schools, or all voluntary aided schools.236W