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EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT

Official Publications

Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list his Department's spending on official publications for

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(a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01 and the planned expenditure for 2001-02. [141445]

Mr. Wills [holding answer 11 December 2000]: Within the Department's central advertising and publicity budget, spending on official publications is:

£ million
1996-972.5
1997-982.1
1998-990.8
1999-20002.8
2000-01(6)1.0

(6) To December 2000

Note:

The figures do not include spending by the Department's agencies


Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list each new publication issued by his Department since 1997; and what the total cost is to the Department of each publication. [141465]

Mr. Wills [holding answer 11 December 2000]: It is not possible to list each new publication issued by the Department since 1997 without disproportionate expense. Within the Department's advertising and publicity budget, the total spend on publications since April 1997 is £6.7 million, broken down as follows:

£ million
1997-982.1
1998-990.8
1999-20002.8
2000-01(7)1.0

(7) To December 2000

Note:

The figures do not include spending by the Department's agencies


Degree Courses

Ms Kelly: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list for each year since 1990 the (a) number and (b) percentage of applicants who attended maintained schools, for degree courses at British universities in (i) law, (ii) medicine, (iii) engineering, (iv) nursing, (v) BEd teaching, (vi) accountancy, (vii) veterinary studies and (viii) psychology. [142046]

Mr. Wicks: Information for the years 1990 to 1994 is not available centrally. The available information is shown in the following table.

Numbers and percentages of applicants(8) through UCAS to full-time and sandwich first degree courses in the United Kingdom by previous school type and subject of study

Year of entry
19951996199719981999
Numbers
Maintained schools(9)
Pre-clinical Medicine3,6103,5113,6543,6573,406
Nursing1,5371,5471,5741,6931,796
Psychology8,8599,1599,1839,2069,367
Veterinary studies579581637629757
Engineering(10)10,2689,5049,4269,6399,897
Law6,6036,4396,5987,0537,482
Accountancy4,5704,3474,5744,6884,741
Education(11)15,78714,5539,1388,3267,441
Independent schools
Pre-clinical Medicine2,8082,9062,9192,8522,635
Nursing218220198176190
Psychology2,2242,1862,1392,0272,000
Veterinary studies344348355366380
Engineering(10)2,9542,7132,7272,5652,526
Law2,1681,9792,0862,0022,005
Accountancy775758777823805
Education(11)1,9931,856857795644
Other establishment(12)
Pre-clinical Medicine2,3692,3482,1811,8871,561
Nursing2,7552,6502,8182,5792,689
Psychology14,34313,46413,07511,34610,241
Veterinary studies286339313327336
Engineering(10)10,3769,0958,6857,8647,616
Law8,2617,8838,1377,6147,332
Accountancy4,7634,2194,0883,9723,714
Education(11)19,85817,95710,7378,8037,838
Percentages(13)
Maintained schools(9)
Pre-clinical Medicine41.140.141.743.644.8
Nursing34.135.034.338.138.4
Psychology34.836.937.640.843.3
Veterinary studies47.945.848.847.651.4
Engineering(10)43.544.645.248.049.4
Law38.839.539.242.344.5
Accountancy45.246.648.549.451.2
Education(11)41.942.344.146.546.7
Independent schools
Pre-clinical Medicine32.033.233.334.034.7
Nursing4.85.04.34.04.1
Psychology8.78.88.89.09.3
Veterinary studies28.527.427.227.725.8
Engineering(10)12.512.713.112.812.6
Law12.712.112.412.011.9
Accountancy7.78.18.28.78.7
Education(11)5.35.44.14.44.0
Other establishment(12)
Pre-clinical Medicine27.026.824.922.520.5
Nursing61.160.061.458.057.5
Psychology56.454.353.650.347.4
Veterinary studies23.726.724.024.722.8
Engineering(10)44.042.741.739.238.0
Law48.548.448.445.743.6
Accountancy47.145.243.341.940.1
Education(11)52.852.351.849.149.2

(8) Since 1996 each student has been able to make up to six applications; in 1995 each student could make up to eight applications. In the tables, applicants are counted once under each subject to which they applied.

(9) Defined as sixth form centres, Comprehensive schools, Grammar schools and other secondary schools.

(10) Includes general, civil, mechanical, aeronautical, electrical, electronic, production/manufacturing and chemical engineering courses.

(11) Includes courses within the Education Group that lead to Qualified Teacher Status. Includes Physical Education courses in 1995 and 1996 but not in subsequent years. Since 1997 Physical Education has been available only in combination with other subjects, and combined courses are not included in the table.

(12) Includes Further and Higher Education

(13) The percentage of applicants excluding those with unknown previous school type.


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Ms Kelly: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what the social class breakdown was, in each year since 1990, of students who (a) applied for and (b) were successful in obtaining places on, degree courses at British universities in (i) law, (ii) medicine, (iii) engineering, (iv) nursing, (v) BEd teaching, (vi) accountancy, (vii) veterinary studies and (viii) psychology. [142047]

Mr. Wicks: Information for the years 1990 to 1994 is not available centrally. The available information for the years 1995 to 1999 is shown in the following tables.

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Applicants(14) and accepted applicants through UCAS to full-time and sandwich first-degree courses in the United Kingdom by social class and subject

Social class
ProfessionalIntermediateSkilled manualSkilled non-manualPartly skilledUnskilledNot knownGrand total
Year of entry 1995
Applicants(14)
Pre-clinical medicine3,4893,66587984555412549010,047
Nursing5941,9481,0665605261365605,390
Psychology3,72611,2054,8063,4442,3036582,99129,133
Veterinary science348647136124627571,381
Engineering(15)4,2549,5444,9072,8092,2424672,58026,803
Law2,9197,5983,0622,2591,4624802,03919,819
Accountancy1,1713,9782,2161,5101,0643281,19211,459
Education(16)4,19916,0109,3065,3383,8111,0023,84043,506
Accepted applicants
Pre-clinical medicine1,7201,571280341167291274,235
Nursing225596290171126311461,585
Psychology1,0152,6711,0557825021366736,834
Veterinary science14524827421028482
Engineering(15)2,4305,0342,4111,4321,1152401,39914,061
Law1,5413,5701,2729655921667938,899
Accountancy4241,3817315383541083903,926
Education(16)1,2854,6052,4421,5139522141,01412,025
Year of entry 1996
Applicants(14)
Pre-clinical medicine3,4933,75088586748011044510,030
Nursing5681,9349815445211125825,242
Psychology3,49810,7284,6723,3332,2725772,94828,028
Veterinary science377687134114533431,411
Engineering(15)3,8748,5584,2572,4982,0684242,43324,112
Law2,7697,0272,8862,2231,3924672,02518,789
Accountancy1,1803,6121,9571,3818912941,06810,383
Education(16)3,87114,7077,9034,9943,4177993,60239,293
Accepted applicants
Pre-clinical medicine1,7811,718305351154241384,471
Nursing253747311168160391571,835
Psychology1,0743,0631,1428695871227777,634
Veterinary science16224036331517494
Engineering(15)2,3074,8342,2551,3421,0652351,37813,416
Law1,6193,7301,3481,0806612209509,608
Accountancy4571,3977545553251194234,030
Education(16)1,3164,6932,2701,5689651871,01512,014
Year of entry 1997
Applicants(14)
Pre-clinical medicine3,3493,6648018314881127109,955
Nursing4962,4088866196621186495,838
Psychology3,17910,7284,2063,5052,4326172,88327,550
Veterinary science3627111571246210851,511
Engineering(15)3,6788,6164,0612,4811,9954342,74624,011
Law2,6227,4582,8352,4121,4724512,14319,393
Accountancy1,0863,7901,9121,5248902691,22610,697
Education(16)1,9178,5244,8353,4442,5635082,45324,244
Accepted applicants
Pre-clinical medicine1,8181,698294348187361964,577
Nursing238993295234194352102,199
Psychology1,0823,3321,1361,1257141478888,424
Veterinary science125210443514020448
Engineering(15)2,2434,8522,1391,3251,0802231,59313,455
Law1,6264,1601,4491,2507222151,04910,471
Accountancy4381,4927516313551085544,329
Education(16)6102,5801,2459937231116566,918
Year of entry 1998
Applicants(14)
Pre-clinical medicine3,3173,570810805463987019,764
Nursing4152,2718566206741168275,779
Psychology2,9809,8884,0133,2892,1615272,88625,744
Veterinary science37874314110468101101,554
Engineering(15)3,4478,3173,9462,3311,9953632,67823,077
Law2,4907,3362,8262,4301,4554352,36619,338
Accountancy1,0803,7881,9131,4619473031,37710,869
Education(16)1,6747,6974,2092,9302,2184162,22321,367
Accepted applicants
Pre-clinical medicine1,8761,743325353170251914,683
Nursing201966282204209232452,130
Psychology1,0863,2171,1491,0806141248748,144
Veterinary science164282242613531545
Engineering(15)2,2164,7092,0551,2481,0921791,45712,956
Law1,5124,1601,4121,3187441931,19210,531
Accountancy4491,4587106483711145974,347
Education(16)6172,5621,2419366431056096,713
Year of entry 1999
Applicants(14)
Pre-clinical medicine2,9843,178731779406778779,032
Nursing4782,4839187468031469996,573
Psychology2,8729,6263,7333,3352,1044922,69024,852
Veterinary science39276716413492111421,702
Engineering(15)3,5278,2613,8772,3251,9454042,68123,020
Law2,5857,3622,9142,3511,4794202,45619,567
Accountancy1,0473,6411,8711,5458612541,36210,581
Education(16)1,4956,8063,7852,7182,0494042,19819,455
Accepted applicants
Pre-clinical medicine1,8751,756336399182193044,871
Nursing2461,075323290288344152,671
Psychology1,0883,3641,0831,0586731428938,301
Veterinary science167247463719245563
Engineering(15)2,1614,5481,9201,2471,0342031,44912,562
Law1,6204,1921,4671,2597541891,28910,770
Accountancy4131,439740671343845494,239
Education(16)5412,4281,2849847761287566,897

(14) Since 1996 each student has been able to make up to six applications; in 1995 each student could make up to eight applications. In the tables, applicants are counted once under each subject to which they applied.

(15) Includes general, civil, mechanical, aeronautical, electrical, electronic, production/manufacturing and chemical engineering courses.

(16) Includes courses within the Education Group that lead to Qualified Teacher Status. Includes Physical Education in 1995 and 1996 but not in subsequent years. Since 1997 Physical Education has only been available in combination with other subjects, and combined courses are not included in the table.


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