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Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch presidency of the EU the Co-ordination Group to promote uniformity of application of the general system for the recognition of higher education diplomas (first general system) met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if she will make a statement. 
No meetings of the Co-ordination Group were held during the Italian and Dutch presidencies. A meeting was held during the Irish
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presidency on 24 April 2004, in Brussels, and the UK National Coordinator responsible for the general system was present.
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much money has been spent (a) per school sixth former and (b) per student in a collegeof further education in (i) England and (ii)Buckinghamshire in each year since the establishment of the Learning and Skills Council. 
Dr. Howells: The Department allocates funds for education and training in the post -16 learning and skills sector to the Learning and Skills Council. The Department does not collect information on the level of per capita funding for students in school sixth-forms and further education colleges at either the local or national level. Mark Haysom, the Learning and Skills Council's chief executive will write to the hon. Member with details of the level of per capita funding for students in (a) school sixth- forms and (b) further education colleges in England and Buckinghamshire for each year since the establishment of the Learning and Skills Council.
Mr. Hurst: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils entered higher education from schools and colleges in (a) the County of Essex in each year from 1991 to 1997 and (b) the County of Essex and the boroughs of Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea in each year from 1998 to 2004. 
Dr. Howells: The available information is taken from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) and covers 18-year-old applicants accepted through UCAS to full-time first degree and HMD courses. Figures for Essex, Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea LEAs are given in the table. Figures for years prior to 1994 are not held centrally and data for 2004 will not be available until late February 2005.
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Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of school leavers in (a) Greater London and (b) each London borough have gone on to higher education in each year since 1997. 
Dr. Howells: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Southwark, North and Bermondsey (Simon Hughes) on 4 October 2004, Official Report, column 1806W, which gave the latest available figures up to 2003. Data for 2004 will not be available until February 2005.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many undergraduate students were pursuing courses in higher education institutions on the last date for which information is available; and of those how many qualified (a) as home students by virtue of being settled in the UK for reasons other than education, (b) as nationals or children of nationals of member states of the EU, ordinarily resident in that country, (c) as EU originating migrant workers or family members thereof, (d) as an exchange student, (e) as a refugee or the spouse or child thereof, (f) as a person with exceptional leave to remain in the UK or the spouse or child thereof and (g) as a citizen of Hong Kong; how many were overseas students; and what proportion each represented of total undergraduates. 
Ms Dari Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many entrants to higher education were from educational establishments in the Stockton, South constituency in each of the last seven years. 
Dr. Howells: The available information is taken from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) student record. Information on the parliamentary constituency domicile of a student is derived from the students' postcode.
Mr. George Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much has been spent on the production of in-house magazines in the Department and its predecessors in each year since 1997. 
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Mr. Oaten: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) which European countries her Department consulted on how they provided internet access to prisoners during the planning of the strategy produced by Graham Connellan; 
Currently a pilot to validate the technical solution has been defined and agreed. It is planned to commence at HMP Leyhill in the near future. The eight week pilot is being managed by HM prisons headquarters. The pilot will consist of a suite of terminals with access to approximately 10 web sites. If the pilot is successful, it is anticipated that a full implementation project will be defined and delivered and the strategy for this will be made available in the public domain.
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