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Dr. Pugh: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) how many young people gave up a university first degree course for mental health reasons in each of the last five years; 
|UK-domiciled students on first degree courses at English higher education institutions, who left their course|
|Year student left course||2001-02||2002-03||2003-04||2004-05||2005-06|
|(1) Academic failure/left in bad standing/not permitted to progress indicates a fail at any stage, or students who unsuccessfully completed their qualification aim. (2) Exclusion is the breaking of institutional rules, either behavioural or financial. (3) Abandoned the course indicates the following categories: financial reasons other personal reasons and dropped out, inactive students written off after lapse of time, gone into employment. Note : 1. Numbers are rounded to the nearest five. Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)|
A further breakdown of health reasons to show those who terminated their course due to mental health reasons is not available. Separate information on students, who have been turned away due to the course no longer being taught, is not available.
The Performance Indicators In Higher Education, published by the High Education Statistic Agency (HESA) include an indicator which shows the proportion of UK-domiciled entrants to full-time first degree courses at higher education institutions in England, who are projected to neither obtain an award no transfer to another course. This information is shown in the table.
|Proportion of UK-domiciled entrants to full-time first degree courses at higher education institutions in England, who are projected to neither obtain an award nor transfer to another course|
| Source: Performance indicators in Higher Education, published by HESA|
Mr. Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much was spent on the (a) NHS University, (b) NHS Institute for Learning Skills and Innovation and (c) NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement in (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05 and (iii) 2005-06, including redundancy payments to staff following closure. 
NHS University (NHSU) expenditure for the period 1 April 2003 to 31 March 2004 was £27 million. NHSU
expenditure for the period 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2005 was £38.194 million. NHSU expenditure for the period 1 April to 31 July 2005 was £15.953 million.
Bill Rammell: Research income received by higher education institutions in England from UK-based charities for the last five academic years for which date are available is shown in the table. The information is not collected by financial year.
|Income (£ million)|
Higher Education Funding Council for England.
Bill Rammell: The Charity Research Support Fund does not aim to cover a fixed percentage of the full economic cost of projects. It is a contribution by the Government to the joint efforts of charities and higher education institutions to make charity-funded research financially sustainable by the end of this decade. In the 2007/08 academic year, the Charity Research Support Fund will be worth £180 million. Allocation of that money by the Higher Education Funding Council for England will be based on charity funding of eligible projects in 2005/06, which totalled £599.85 million.
Mr. Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) how many and what proportion of university students studying (a) physics, (b) chemistry and (c) biochemistry in each of the last 10 years had an A or A* in (i) mathematics, (ii) physics and (iii) chemistry GCSE; 
Mr. Rob Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what percentage of A-Level students from each local education authority continued their education to university level in each of the last 10 years. 
Bill Rammell: The latest available figures on participation in higher education by local authority based on students entering courses were published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England in January 2005 in Young Participation in England, which is available from their website at http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/hefce/2005/05_03/ This report shows participation rates for young people who enter higher education aged 18 or 19, disaggregated by local authority, for the years 1997 to 2000. The figures cover all 18 or 19-year-olds, not just those with A-levels. HEFCE have not produced participation rates beyond 2000.
The main measure for tracking progress on increasing participation is currently the higher education initial participation rate (HEIPR). This is the sum of the HE initial participation rates for individual ages between 17 and 30 inclusive. It covers English-domiciled first-time entrants to HE courses, which are expected to last for at least six months, at UK higher education institutions and English, Scottish and Welsh further education colleges, and who remain on their course for at least six months. The latest provisional figure for 2005/06 is 43 per cent. The HEIPR is not calculated at local authority level.
The HEIPR is available from the academic year 1999/2000. It is the sum of the age specific initial participation rates for ages 17 to 30. The age specific initial participation rate for 18-year-olds is shown in the table. The figures cover the whole population not just those completing their A-levels.
|Number of initial entrants||HEIPR for 18-year-olds (Percentage)|
Numbers are rounded to the nearest 100.
To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of Learning and Skills Council (LSC) funding will be
diverted to local authorities as a result of changes to the machinery of Government announced on 28 June; what assessment he has made of the likely effect this will have on the number of staff the LSC employs; and if he will make a statement. 
Bill Rammell: As set out in Machinery of Government: Departmental Organisation, in order to provide strong strategic leadership for the 14-19 phase, overall planning responsibilities for that phase will transfer to the Department for Children, Schools and Families, as will all funding for 14-19 learners. Subject to consultation on the details and timing, to ensure there is no disruption to schools, colleges and training providers and the introduction of new diplomas, and the need to pass the necessary legislation, funding for school sixth forms, sixth form colleges and the contribution of FE colleges to the 14-19 phase will transfer from the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) to local authorities ring-fenced education budgets. No decisions have yet been made about the proportion of LSC funding which will transfer to local authorities ring-fenced education budgets and I estimate that it will be 2010/11 when the necessary legislative changes can take effect. In the three years until then, the LSC retains the legal responsibility for securing and funding all forms of post-16 education and training outside higher education, including 16-19 provision. We will be working closely with the LSC and other national partners, along with schools, colleges and training providers, to ensure that the changes are well managed, including any impact on the deployment of staff.
Mr. Touhig: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of people in (a) full-time and (b) part-time employment enrolled on college courses in England in the last five years. 
Bill Rammell: We do not have information on the employment status of all people enrolling on college courses throughout the year. However, the Labour Force Survey (LFS) allows us to take a snap-shot estimate of the proportion of people in full-time and part-time employment who are enrolled on college courses at the time they are interviewed. The following table shows the estimates from the LFS winter quarter between 2001 and 2005.
|Proportion of adults( 1) in full-time employment enrolled on college courses( 2)||Proportion of adults( 1) in part-time employment enrolled on college courses( 2)|
|(1 )Adults are defined as men aged 19-64 and women aged 19-59.|
(2 )College courses are defined as courses studied at colleges of further education, adult education centres, and independent colleges or universities.
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many mature students withdrew from their higher education course in each year since 2003; and for what reasons they withdrew. 
Bill Rammell: The Performance Indicators in Higher Education, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), include an indicator showing the proportion of UK-domiciled mature (aged 21 and over) entrants to full-time first degree courses at higher education institutions in England, who did not continue into higher education after their first year. A similar indicator is available for mature entrants to full-time other undergraduate courses. The available information is shown in the table.
|Proportion of UK-domiciled mature (aged 21 and over) entrants to full-time higher education courses at higher education institutions in England, who did not continue into higher education after their first year|
Performance Indicators in Higher Education, published by HESA
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