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Mr. Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the student to lecturer ratio is in (a) Russell Group, (b) pre-1992 and (c) post-1992 universities, broken down by subject. 
Mr. Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many and what percentage of pupils in receipt of disabled students' allowance from (a) all schools, (b) maintained schools, (c) low-participation neighbourhoods and (d) socio-economic classes 4 to 7 who (i) applied and (ii) were accepted to (A) Oxbridge, (B) Russell Group universities and (C) other universities in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
Mr. Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what average number of contact hours students received per week in (a) Russell Group, (b) pre-1992 and (c) post-1992 universities with (i) fewer than five, (ii) fewer than 10, (iii) fewer than 15, (iv) fewer than 30 and (v) 30 or more students per academic year in the last five years for which figures are available, broken down by subject. 
Ann Winterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much funding for research into the development of treatment using (a) embryonic stem cells and (b) stem cells from umbilical cords and other adult stem cells his Department has allocated in each of the last five years; and what mechanism is used to determine how funds are apportioned between the two treatments. 
The MRC allocates funding in response-mode following competitive peer review on the basis of scientific quality and potential impact. The MRC supports research on embryonic and adult (including fetal) stem cells, which ranges from fundamental cell biology through to early phase clinical trials. The development of treatment is not a term usually associated with pre-clinical trial scientific research; however, based on a broad interpretation, the majority of MRCs research could be categorised as such.
|Percentage of spend on stem cell research (MRC only):|
|Financial year||MRC (£ million)||DTI, Technology Programme (£ million||Adult (including fetal)( 1)||Embryonic|
|n/a = Not available.|
(1) Fetal includes umbilical stem cells but information is not held in such a way as to identify spend separately.
(2) Not yet available.
Mr. Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what estimate he has made of the number and percentage of undergraduate students who were in part-time work in the (a) first year, (b) second year, (c) third year and (d) fourth year of their degrees, broken down by (i) socioeconomic group and (ii) number of hours worked per week. 
Bill Rammell: The Student Income and Expenditure Survey 2004/05, published on 30 March 2006, is a comprehensive study on students income, expenditure, borrowing and debt. The survey showed that full-time undergraduate students were less likely to undertake paid work in the final year of their course. Further details are available in table 1.
|Table 1: the proportion of students who undertook paid work at some time during the academic year|
|Year of study||Socio-economic group||Proportion that were part-time work (percentage)|
Student Income and Expenditure Survey 2004/05
|Table 2: the mean number of hours worked each week by full-time students who undertook paid work at some time during the academic year|
|Year of study||Mean hours worked per week|
Student Income and Expenditure Survey 2004/05
Mr. Redwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what proportion of the average Level 3 qualification and curriculum authority point score for pupils attending state city academies in 2006 was represented by (a) GCE A levels, (b) GCE AS levels and (c) VCE A levels or other Level 3 qualifications; 
(2) what proportion of the average Level 3 qualification and curriculum authority point score for pupils attending schools other than state city academies in 2006 was represented by (a) GCE A levels, (b) GCE AS levels and (c) VCE A levels or other Level 3 qualifications. 
Jim Knight: The qualification composition contributing to Level 3 QCA point scores for students attending academies and for students attending institutions other than academies in 2006 are given in the following table.
|Proportion of QCA point scores in the school and college achievement and attainment tables represented by different qualification types, 2005/06|
|GCE A level||GCE AS level( 1)||Other Level 3 qualifications|
|(1 )Points for GCE AS levels are discounted from average point score measures where students have achieved a GCE A Level in the same subject|
(2) Including Further Education Institutions.
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the relationship between class size and pupil
achievement at (a) Key Stage 1, (b) Key Stage 2 and (c) Key Stage 3. 
Jim Knight: There is evidence that smaller classes result in an increase in attainment at Key Stage 1, particularly in literacy and maths in the reception year. However the situation is more complex for other age groups. For Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 there is no clear evidence that points towards a similar link between smaller classes and pupils achievement.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2007, Official Report, column 783W, on classroom assistants: mathematics, how many placements were provided (a) overall and (b) in mathematics in each financial year since its establishment. 
Jim Knight: The following table details the total placements, and maths placements, for the Student Associate scheme in each academic year since it began. The 2006/07 and 2007/08 figures are estimates. For 2006/07 we will not know the final figures until Sept 2007.
|Academic year||Total placements||Maths placements|
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2007, Official Report, column 1702W, on Departments: delivery unit, what the (a) start date, (b) end date and (c) terms of reference are for the Prime Ministers Delivery Units joint work with his Department on Academies. 
Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much is being spent on (a) personalised learning, with special weighting for deprived areas, for low achievers and (b) one to one tuition in mathematics and English for low achievers; how much has been spent in Leyton and Wanstead; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Knight: It is a matter for each local authorityin consultation with their schools forumsto determine the level of funding between different providers, based on an assessment of local circumstances.
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