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These data provide information on the make-up of the student population and not the proportion of students from disadvantaged backgrounds who enter higher education. The Department is currently considering the feasibility of providing higher education participation rates by socio-economic class, and a report on this work will be published in 2007.
According to estimates from the Youth Cohort Study that was conducted in spring 2006, 69 per cent. of 18-year-olds with two or more A-levels from professional family backgrounds (NS-SEC 1, 2) participated in higher education compared with 64 per cent. from non-professional family backgrounds (NS-SEC 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). When prior attainment is taken into account in this way, the chances of participation in higher education are similar whatever the social class or background of prospective students.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of its personnel budget for financial year 2005-06 the Defence Estates spent in
Scotland in (a) monetary terms and (b) as a percentage of the total personnel budget; how much was spent for each category in 2004-05; and if he will make a statement. 
Derek Twigg: Expenditure by the Defence Estates Agency in Scotland on personnel costs (including salaries, performance pay/bonuses, overtime, allowances, social security costs and other pension costs) was £5.2 million in 2004-05 and £4.9 million in 2005-06. This represented 5.1 per cent. and 3.4 per cent. respectively of the total personnel costs of the agency. The reduction in staff costs reflects a reorganisation of the agency's structure.
Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people are employed by the Army Personnel Centre; how many are employed in Scotland; what the personnel costs of the agency are expected to be in 2006-07; and what they were in 2005-06. 
Derek Twigg: The Army Personnel Centre (APC) formally ceased to be a Defence agency on 1 April 2005. There are therefore no details of employees/personnel costs relating to APC for 2005-06 and 2006-07.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of (a) producing, (b) publishing and (c) distributing the annual report of (i) the Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency, (ii) the British Forces Post Office, (iii) the Defence Analytical Services Agency, (iv) the Defence Bills Agency, (v) the Defence Communications Agency, (vi) Defence Estates, (vii) the Defence Medical Education and Training Agency, (viii) the Defence Procurement Agency, (ix) the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency, (x) the Defence Transport and Movement Agency, (xi) the Defence Vetting Agency, (xii) the Disposal Services Agency, (xiii) the Duke of Yorks Military School, (xiv) the Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency, (xv) the Pay and Personnel Agency, (xvi) the Service Childrens Education Agency, (xvii) the RAF Training Group Defence Agency, (xviii) the Veterans Agency and (xix) the Army Training and Recruitment Agency was in the last period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. 
Derek Twigg: Those costs that can be identified as specifically attributable to the production, publication and distribution of Agencies Annual Reports are shown in the following table and are largely related to printing costs. The figures exclude the cost of activities carried out by Agency employees as these are not accounted for separately from their other responsibilities. They also exclude the notional cost incurred by the National Audit Office in auditing the agency accounts.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Armed Forces personnel have been injured in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq since 11th September 2001; and if he will make a statement. 
Derek Twigg [holding answer 4 December 2006]: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on7 November 2006, Official Report, columns 1462-63W, to the hon. Member for Reigate (Mr. Blunt) which provides figures for both theatres up to 30 September 2006.
5 UK military and civilian personnel were admitted to UK and Coalition medical facilities categorised as Wounded in Action, including as a result of hostile action.
2 UK personnel were categorised as Very Seriously Injured from all causes excluding disease.
3 UK personnel were categorised as Seriously Injured from all causes excluding disease.
32 UK personnel were aeromedically evacuated from Afghanistan on medical grounds, whatever the reason.
The method of reporting admittance to field hospitals in Afghanistan was changed at the end of October 2006, to bring it in line with reporting for Iraq. From 28 October 2006 figures for admittance include disease, whereas beforehand they only included non-battle injuries.
10 UK military and civilian personnel were admitted to UK and Coalition medical facilities for non-battle injuries.
46 UK military and civilian personnel were admitted to UK and Coalition medical facilities for disease or non-battle injuries.
17 UK military and civilian personnel were admitted to the Shaibah Role 3 Facility in Iraq and categorised as Wounded in Action, including as a result of hostile action.
234 UK military and civilian personnel were admitted to the Shaibah Role 3 Facility for Disease or Non-Battle Injuries.
4 UK personnel were categorised as Very Seriously Injured from all causes excluding disease.
7 UK military and civilian personnel were categorised as Seriously Injured from all causes excluding disease.
97 UK military and civilian personnel were aeromedically evacuated from Iraq on medical grounds, whatever the reason.
Ann Winterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many personnel make up the difference between total strength and trained strength of the Army; and of what rank those personnel are; 
Derek Twigg: Figures on the Total Strength of the Armed ForcesFull Time Trained and Untrained Personnel and Intake to the Untrained Strength of the UK Regular Forces can be found in Tri-Service Publication 4 (TSP4). TSP4 is a quarterly publication and copies are available in the Library of the House and can also be found at:
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1. Full-time personnel includes all UK regular forces, Ghurkhas, FTRS and nursing service personnel. It does not include the Home Service battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment or mobilised reservists.
2. FTRS strength include Full Commitment (FC), Home Commitment (HC) and Limited Commitment (LC) individuals. FC and LC individuals serve against the requirement whilst HC individuals fill posts specifically for FTRS personnel.
3. All figures are rounded to the nearest 10 and, as such, totals may not always equal the sum of the parts. Numbers ending in 5 have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.
4. "" = zero or rounded to zero.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK civilian personnel have been (a) wounded and (b) killed in (i) Iraq and (ii) Afghanistan since the commencement of operations. 
Our records show that no UK civilian Government officials have been killed or wounded in Iraq since the commencement of operations. However, a UK contractor working for the Department for International Development was killed in Iraq on 24 May 2004.
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