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Mr. Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further diplomatic and economic sanctions have recently been considered by the Government to take against Zimbabwe. 
Meg Munn: There are 131 members of the Zimbabwean ruling elite on the EU travel ban/asset freeze list. We will ensure these are maintained and will press for the inclusion of further individuals associated with human rights abuses. We have also taken a decision to exclude from the UK certain individuals not yet on the EU list, such as Central Bank Governor Gideon Gono, where their presence is considered not conducive to the public good. There are no economic sanctions against Zimbabwe; our policy is to pursue targeted measures against the elite that will not further worsen the plight of Zimbabwe's long-suffering population.
Mr. Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what movement restrictions are in place for senior members of the Zimbabwean government. 
Meg Munn: The EU currently imposes a travel ban on 131 members of the Zimbabwean ruling elite who are deemed to be responsible for the misgovernance of Zimbabwe or for human rights abuses. This includes Robert Mugabe and all members of his Cabinet.
Zimbabwean officials on the EU list who attempt to travel to an EU country will be prevented from entering or transiting by the port authorities of that country. There are some exemptions to the travel ban list, for example, travel that is justified on the grounds of urgent humanitarian need or when a member state is bound by an obligation in international law as a host country providing an international intergovernmental organisation or conference, or when that conference is convened under the auspices of the UN.
In May of this year the UK refused entry to a senior member of the Zimbabwean Government under the EU travel ban. Decisions to exclude from the UK certain individuals not yet on the EU travel ban have included the Reserve Bank Governor, Gideon Gono, who was excluded on non-conducive grounds.
Ms Keeble: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people have taken out career development loans. 
Bill Rammell: Career Development Loans (CDLs) are a successful programme administered by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) to help individuals finance vocational learning of their choice. Loan capital is provided by three high street banks. Since the scheme started in 1988 there have been 249,544 loans with a total value of £964 million lent by the banks.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department has spent on the (a) delivery partnership and (b) post-qualification admission process since 2005. 
Bill Rammell: A sector-led Delivery Partnership was established in 2006 to implement reforms to the higher education applications process, resulting from the Governments consultation in 2005 Improving the Higher Education Applications Process. The Department has contributed a total of £125,000 towards the costs of the Delivery Partnership to date, with further funding being provided by Universities UK.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much was allocated for dentistry courses in each year since 1997. 
Bill Rammell: The following table provides notional Higher Education Funding Council for Englands (HEFCE) funding allocation figures for dentistry courses, based on numbers of full-time undergraduate clinical and pre-clinical dentistry students, from 1998-99 to 2006-07. A change in funding methodology means figures for 1997-98 would not be comparable.
|Notional grant (£)|
Figures are for England only.
Figures are rounded.
Figures for 1998-99 to 2000-01 do not include premiums such as London weighting, specialist institution premiums etc.
Figures exclude postgraduate dentistry programmes.
Figures also exclude any public contributions towards dentistry training from non-HEFCE sources.
Figures are notional grant figures associated with the undergraduate dentistry students reported each year by institutions, using HEFCEs main teaching funding method, but they exclude other allocations such as funding for widening participation, which is not calculated by subject, and non-recurrent grants such as for capital.
The data source for the student numbers is HEFCEs annual Higher Education Students Early Statistics (HESES) survey.
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many staff (a) have applied to work flexible hours and (b) work flexible hours (i) in the Department and (ii) the executive agencies for which the Department is responsible. 
Mr. Lammy: All staff in my Department can work flexibly. The information is not held centrally in the form requested and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
The Department has no responsibility for the work arrangements of staff at executive agencies.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills to which periodicals his Department subscribes. 
Mr. Lammy: The information requested is as follows.
Dods Parliamentary Companion
Economic and Labour Market Review
Whitehall and Westminster World
Guardian Public Magazine
People Management and Public Finance
Times Higher Education Supp lement
Times Education Supplement
To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department has spent on advertising and promotional campaigns since its establishment; and what the cost of
(a) television, (b) radio, (c) print media and (d) other elements of each campaign was; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Lammy: The Department is currently undertaking an advertising and promotional campaign to ensure students and parents are aware of the financial support that will be available from 2008. The campaign was launched 5 November, 2007, and will be repeated spring 2008, to meet the information needs at the height of the college application process. The advertising and publicity budget allocated to this programme is £4.9 million of which £2.151,124 will be spent on advertising and promotion. The costs have been broken down as requested.
|Projected spend (£)|
It is not possible to provide figures for 2008-09. Budgets will not be agreed until communications priorities and objectives for 2008-09 have been finalised and planning (informed by evaluation of 2007-08 activity) has been completed.
Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which buildings occupied by his Department (a) are and (b) are not fully accessible to people with disabilities; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Lammy: All the buildings occupied by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills are fully accessible to people with disabilities.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of full-time first degree students at (a) Oxford, (b) Cambridge, (c) the London School of Economics and (d) Durham University were from (i) private schools in the UK, (ii) grammar schools in the UK, (iii) maintained schools in the UK that are non grammar and (iv) outside the UK in each year from 1990 to 2007. 
Bill Rammell: The available information is shown in the table. These figures show the proportion of UK-domiciled young (under 21) entrants to full-time first degree courses, who are from state schools. This information is published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) within the annual Performance Indicators in Higher Education publication. This information is not available for other school types.
For each institution, the state school proportion is shown against a benchmark. This is a sector average which is adjusted for each institution to take into account the following factors: subject of study, qualifications on entry and age on entry. The benchmarks can be used to show how a university is performing compared to the sector as a whole, and also help to determine whether a meaningful comparison can be drawn between two or more universities.
|Proportion of UK-domiciled young (under 21) entrants to full-time first degree courses, who are from state schools|
|University of Cambridge( 1)||University of Durham||London School of Economics||University of Oxford|
|(1) Figures are not available for the University of Cambridge for 2005/06. Source: "Performance indicators in Higher Education", published by HESA.|
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