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|Number of defendants of all ages cautioned by offence type in West Yorkshire police force area and the number of defendants of all ages cautioned for sexual offences in England and Wales for the years 2001 to 2005( 1,2)|
|(1) These data are on the principal offence basis. (2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used. Our ref: PQ 151284 and 151285.|
Source: RDS Office for Criminal Justice ReformMinistry of Justice.
|Adult participation funding excluding learner support expenditure|
Mrs. Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the level of funding for non-priority adult education in Liverpool over the past two years; 
Bill Rammell [holding answer 19 July 2007]: We have increased public investment in further education by 48 per cent. in real terms between 1997-98 and 2005-06 and funding for adult education has increased by 7 per cent. between 2005-06 and 2007-08.
In October 2005 the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) published Priorities for Success which set out our funding strategy for 2006-07 and 2007-08 and was updated in October 2006 with the publication of the LSCs Annual Statement of Priorities. The strategy set out our funding priorities and in line with our Skills Strategy focused public funding on helping adults to develop the skills they will need for sustained employment and further progression in learning.
The LSC has worked with providers across the country including in Liverpool to align provision to meet these priorities. Where providers have previously delivered large volumes of short courses and other lower priority activity then this has resulted in significant shifts of funding towards more substantive programmes that meet national priorities. In these circumstances the LSC have looked at the extent to which provision can be aligned in a single year taking into account historical levels of delivery and the needs of the local community.
In terms of provision outside of these priorities we have safeguarded £210 million for personal and community development learning, including leisure learning in both 2006-07 and 2007-08. We also recognise the need to ensure that we have sufficient provision at lower levels to support progression through to higher level qualifications and we will be supporting this activity through the Foundation Learning Tier.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people have passed qualifications on adult education courses in each of the last five years; and to what level. 
Bill Rammell: The numbers of successes and success rates by level for adult Further Education and Work Based Learning are shown in the following tables. Similar information is not centrally collated for the other strands of adult education.
|Successes and success rates in LSC funded FE provision for adults (19+)|
|Qualification type||Successes (thousands) 2004/05||Success rates (percentage)|
|(1) Long courses are of expected length of 24 weeks or more|
(2) Short courses are of expected length of less than 24 weeks
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