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Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) how many staff in educational Departments within his responsibilities are on suspension; and how many of these have been on suspension for over 12 months; [178224]

(2) how many civil servants in his Department are suspended; and on what grounds. [180351]

Mr. Lammy: There are currently no employees of DIUS who are suspended.

Departmental ICT

Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many hits the (a) most popular website and (b) least popular website run by his Department has received since 1 January. [162286]

Mr. Lammy: The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills corporate website was launched on 28 June 2007, following the machinery of Government changes and creation of the new Department. The numbers of hits for the most and least popular websites that come under the DIUS remit are as follows:

Website Number of hits( 1) from 1 January 2007 to 25 October 2007

The Intellectual Property Office (www.ipo.gov.uk)

236,301,690

Technology Strategy Board (www.berr.gov.uk/innovation/technologystrategyboard/index.html

(2)82,370

(1) Please note that a 'hit' is simply a successful request to the web server from a visitor's browser for any type of file, whether an image, HTML page, or any other type. A single web page can cause many hits, one for each image included on the page. (2) Figures are form page views from 1 July 2007 to 25 October 2007 as hits are not measured for this site.

Departmental Internet

Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many Wikipedia entries have been (a) created and (b) amended (i) by (A) special advisers, (B) Ministers and
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(C) communications officials and (ii) from IP addresses of (1) special advisers, (2) Ministers and (3) communications officials in (x) his Department and its predecessor and (y) its agencies since August 2005. [185536]

Mr. Lammy: The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) was created by the Prime Minister on 28 June 2007.

We are not aware of any Wikipedia entries that have been (a) created and (b) amended (i) by (A) special advisers, (B) Ministers and (C) communications officials and (ii) from IP addresses of (1) special advisers, (2) Ministers and (3) communications officials.

However, any input to such websites would be done in accordance with the civil service code which states that civil servants should “use resources only for the authorised public purposes for which they are provided” and “make sure public money and other resources are used properly and efficiently”.

Departmental Manpower

Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of staff in his Department dealing with universities are graduates of Oxford or Cambridge university. [180169]

Mr. Lammy: While the Department is collecting information about professional skills as part of the Skills Audit which is being undertaken, the survey does not ask for the origin of university degrees and we do not currently have a record of what proportion of staff in DIUS (or the Department for Children, Schools and Families) dealing with universities are graduates of Oxford or Cambridge universities.

This information could be gathered only at disproportional cost.

Departmental Marketing

Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many DIUS-branded plastic bags his Department has procured, and at what cost, since it was created. [176503]

Mr. Lammy: DIUS has not produced any plastic bags with DIUS branding since the Department was created.

Departmental NDPBs

Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the (a) budget and (b) remit is of each non-departmental public body sponsored by his Department; who the chairman is of each; and to what salary, including bonuses and expenses, each chairman is entitled. [163607]

Mr. Lammy: Details of the budget and remit of each non-departmental public body (NDPB) for which my Department is responsible, with the name of the chairman and their remuneration, is published in the relevant Department's Annual Report 2007 and in Public Bodies 2007.

For DIUS NDPBs which were formerly the responsibility of DfES, this information can be found on the Department for Children, Schools and Families website at:


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and

The following NDPBs are the responsibility of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills:

Information on NDPBs formerly the responsibility of the DTI is published in their Public Bodies Report, which can be found at:

Information on chairmen's bonuses are contained in each NDPB's annual report and accounts, which are normally available on the body's website. Composite information is not held centrally and could be collated only at disproportionate cost.

Departmental Public Consultations

Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many citizens’ juries were arranged for his Department in each year between 1997 and June 2007; which organisations were commissioned to conduct each citizens’ jury; and what the cost was of each. [163600]

Mr. Lammy: The Department was created on 28 June 2007. No citizen’s juries were arranged between the Department’s creation and the end of June.

Departmental Recycling

Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what his Department's policy is on recycling. [174409]

Mr. Lammy: All recycling for my Department is carried out on our behalf, as a shared service, by the Departments of Business Enterprise and Regulatory
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Reform, and Children Schools and Families. Therefore, answers given on behalf of those Departments include my Department as well.

Departmental Standards

Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many public service agreement targets his Department has; and of these, how many are targets shared with another Department. [171872]

Mr. Lammy: The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) has lead responsibility for two of the Government’s public service agreements (PSAs) for the period 2008-11:

Each of the PSAs is underpinned by six outcome-focused performance indicators. In the case of the Skills PSA, each indicator has a specific target attached. Details of these performance indicators and associated targets can be found in the relevant PSA delivery agreements, copies of which have been placed in the Library.

The key performance indicators for the PSAs are owned by DIUS, but responsibility for delivery of progress against them is shared across a number of Government Departments and other delivery partners. The relevant delivery agreements provide details of the roles of our key delivery partners.

DIUS has an important role to play in delivering progress on many of the Government’s other PSAs, but does not share ownership of any of the targets underpinning them. Details of DIUS’s role in relation to PSAs led by other Government Departments are set out in the associated delivery agreements.

Departmental Stationery

Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much letter headed notepaper his Department has bought which is headed with Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills headers; and at what cost. [166906]

Mr. Lammy: The Department for Innovation Universities and Skills has bought supplies of letter headed paper to date at a cost of just over £2,000, at an average cost of about £37 per 1,000 sheets.

Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much letter headed notepaper his Department has bought which is headed with both Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and Department for Children, Schools and Families headers; and at what cost. [166907]

Mr. Lammy: Central records held by the Department do not indicate how much letter headed paper which is specifically jointly headed has been acquired by the Department.


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Departmental Training

Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what trade union programmes are funded by his Department that pertain to training in (a) arbitration, (b) industrial action, (c) employment rights and (d) work as a shop steward. [178237]

Mr. Lammy: DIUS was created in July 2007 by the amalgamation of elements from BERR (formerly DTI) and DCSF (formerly DfES).

The Department is currently defining its policies and procedures around the provision for trade union support. As a consequence it has not yet established such training programmes.

Departmental Vehicles

Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many vehicles were (a) owned and (b) purchased by his Department and pro-rata its predecessor in each of the last 10 years. [183293]

Mr. Lammy: The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills does not own, and has never purchased, any vehicles. Its predecessors were the Department for Trade and Industry and the Department for Education and Skills and I refer to the recent answers given by my right hon. Friends in the respective successor Departments: Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform; and Children, Schools and Families.

Educational Institutions: Listed Buildings

Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many educational establishments in receipt of funding from his Department are accommodated in listed buildings; and how many of these have been designated as in need of significant repair. [180349]

Bill Rammell: The English higher education sector has listed buildings which amount to 2,052,293 m(2)( )at around 100 institutions. We do not have figures for the number of individual listed buildings but estimate that this floor space represents around 2,000 buildings. We do not have information showing the number of listed buildings designated as in need of significant repair.

Within the FE sector a total of 107 FE colleges submitted returns in 2006 saying that they had listed buildings. The total gross internal floor of listed buildings based on those returns is 446,477 m(2).

Graduates: Employment

Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which 10 university degree subjects had the 10 (a) highest and (b) lowest proportions of graduates entering employment immediately after graduation in the latest period for which figures are available. [180178]

Bill Rammell: The latest available data are taken from the Destination of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) survey and are given in the first table.


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The DLHE survey captures the first destinations of graduates, six months after leaving university. The most recent information available is for those who graduated in 2005/06 who were surveyed in early 2007.

The table contains a complete breakdown of destination categories, and shows that those graduates who are not included in the proportion in employment
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are not necessarily unemployed (some are in further study, some are not available for employment and the rest are unemployed).

Data on the longer term career paths of graduates (shown in the second table) demonstrates that over time the employment of graduates in all subjects increases.

Table 1: UK and EU domiciled first degree graduates by destination category and degree subject—destinations six months after graduation—English higher education institutions—academic year 2005/06
Of which:
Subject Total of known destination( 1) Employed( 2) Work and further study Further study only Assumed to be unemployed Not available for employment/other Percentage in employment( 3)

Medicine and dentistry

4,545

3,960

270

270

10

35

93.0

Subjects allied to medicine

14,795

11,320

1,460

920

620

470

86.4

Architecture, building and planning

3,505

2,315

620

310

125

135

83.8

Education

7,535

5,545

710

825

235

220

83.0

Veterinary science

385

290

15

65

5

5

80.2

Mass communications and documentation

5,440

4,020

285

350

445

340

79.1

Business and administrative studies

19,740

13,260

2,160

1,675

1,320

1,320

78.1

Creative arts and design

18,650

12,635

1,395

1,850

1,615

1,155

75.2

Computer science

10,065

6,865

635

955

1,105

505

74.5

Engineering and technology

8,715

5,765

715

1,075

680

480

74.4

Combined

4,045

2,155

815

310

220

550

73.3

Agriculture and related subjects

1,295

845

100

165

75

105

73.2

Social studies

16,970

10,625

1,725

2,395

1,020

1,210

72.7

Biological sciences

16,685

9,735

1,510

3,315

1,015

1,110

67.4

Languages

12,350

7,185

1,020

2,495

765

885

66.5

Historical and philosophical studies

9,550

5,170

870

2,080

605

820

63.3

Mathematical sciences

3,185

1,505

480

770

180

255

62.3

Physical sciences

8,065

4,225

645

2,105

540

545

60.4

Law

7,845

2,900

815

3,320

330

485

47.3

Total

173,370

110,325

16,245

25,250

10,915

10,635

73.0

(1) Covers graduates from full-time and part-time courses. Overall, around 80 per cent. of graduates provide details of their destinations.
(2) Includes full-time paid work (including self-employed), part-time paid work and voluntary/unpaid work.
(3) Those in full-time paid work (including self-employed), part-time paid work, voluntary/unpaid work, and work and further study, as a percentage of all those with known destination.
Note:
Figures have been rounded to the nearest five so components may not sum to totals.
Source:
HESA Destination of Leavers in Higher Education Survey.

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