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Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding his Department provided to Tamworth borough council for youth services in each of the last 10 years; and what the real terms change was each year. 
Kevin Brennan: Childrens services funding is distributed to local (education) authorities and as such we are unable to provide any figures specifically for Tamworth borough council. The figures provided in this answer are for the whole of Staffordshire local authority (of which Tamworth is a subsection).
The Department do not provide any funding to local authorities which is specifically ring fenced to be spent on youth services. It is left up to the individual local authorities to decide locally how much of their overall funding they want to allocate for youth services based on their own individual local needs and circumstances, and as such, included in the following table is how much Staffordshire local authority has spent on its youth services in the last eight years (1999-2000 to 2006-07). We do not have comparable figures prior to the introduction of section 52 for the 1999-2000 financial year.
|Net current expenditure by Staffordshire local authority on youth services for 1999-2000 to 2006-07|
|Cash terms||Real terms (2006-07 prices)|
|£||Percentage change from previous year||£||Percentage change from previous year|
|n/a = Figures not available.|
1. Financial data are drawn from local authorities Section 52 Outturn Statements submitted to the DCSF (formally DFES). 2002-03 saw a break in the time series following the introduction of Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR) to schools and the associated restructuring of the outturn tables. The change in sources is shown by the blank row. Comparable figures are not available prior to the introduction of section 52 for the 1999-2000 financial year.
2. 2006-07 data are subject to change by the local authority.
3. Cash terms figures are converted to real terms (2006-07 prices) using the December 2007 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) deflators.
4. Figures as reported by Staffordshire local authority as at 10 March 2008.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the answer of 31 January 2008, Official Report, column 516W, on adult education: finance, what the funding for adult education provision was in each of the last five years, broken down by programme. 
The departmental annual report 2007 for the former Department for Education and Skills sets out adult funding provided through the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) from 2001-02 to 2005-06
based on the LSC published accounts. The following table provides an extract from the DAR showing adult participation funding for further education, Train to Gain, 19+ work-based learning and personal and community development learning programmes. Other funding for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, University for Industry/learn direct, capital and learner support is not broken down by age so is not included in the table.
|Extract from table 8.9 Breakdown of e xpenditure by the Learning and Skills Council within departmental expenditure limit 2001-02 to 2005-06|
|Outturn (£ million)|
DfES departmental annual report 2007
Further information on the breakdown of adult funding for the period 2005-06 to 2010-11 is provided in table 5 of the Public Accounts Committee report Sustainable employment: supporting people to stay in work and advance published on 27 February 2008. The presentation of this information is consistent with the 2008-09 LSC grant letter published on 16 November which reflects the introduction of the adult learner and employer responsive funding models from 2008-09. A copy of the PAC report is available in the House Library.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people joining the construction industry via the National Skills Academy for Construction he estimates will be (a) British citizens, (b) citizens of countries in the European Union and (c) citizens of countries from outside the European Union. 
Bill Rammell: The Learning and Skills Councils statement of priorities 2008-11 published on 16 November 2007 sets out the Governments funding strategy over this period. The Government recognise that more has to be done to raise the employability of unskilled British workers and our funding strategy supports that. The training places announced on the 16 November are aimed at the people in the British work force who do not currently have the skills to be competitive in the future. It is reasonable to expect that UK citizens will take up the vast majority of these training places.
Although there are no nationality estimates for the learners that will benefit from the National Skills Academy for Construction (NSAfc), ConstructionSkills, the sector skills council that is leading on the development of the NSAfc, is undertaking survey work to look at the mobility of labour more generally in the construction sector and will be publishing a report later in the year.
Mr. Kemp: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what make and model of car (a) he and (b) each Minister in his Department selected as their official ministerial car; and what criteria were applied when making the decision in each case. 
Mr. Rob Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many further education colleges have applied for foundation degree awarding powers since July 2007; and how many of such applications were (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful. 
The Quality Assurance Agency is, through consultation, developing detailed guidance for applicants. It is also running a series of road shows to provide information to potential applicants in an informal setting.
Stephen Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what personal details his Department holds on graduates who received their degrees since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
Bill Rammell: Under the terms of terms of a formal agreement with the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) the Department has access to information on graduates who successfully complete their courses each year. The data include personal information on family name, forenames, family name on 16th birthday, date of birth, gender, ethnicity, disability, nationality, socio-economic background, and home postcode. In addition, for students domiciled in Northern Ireland and studying in Northern Ireland, information is available on religion, marital status, and whether they have dependents, and for Welsh domiciled students studying in Wales, whether they are Welsh speakers.
Bill Rammell: The latest figures from UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service), showing the number of students who applied and the number who were accepted for entry, are shown in the table.
|Applicants and accepted applicants to full-time undergraduate courses from Essex local authority, UK higher education institutions, years of entry 2003 to 2007|
|Year of entry||Applicants||Accepted applicants|
Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.
Stephen Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) what proportion of students who applied for university from a (a) state comprehensive school, (b) state grammar school, (c) state secondary modern school, (d) other state secondary school, (e) further education college, (f) state sixth form college and (g) independent school or college accepted a place at university in each of the last four years for which figures are available; 
(2) what proportion of students from a (a) state comprehensive school, (b) state grammar school, (c) state secondary modern school, (d) other state secondary school, (e) further education college, (f) state sixth form college and (g) independent school or college accepted a place at university in each of the last four years for which figures are available, broken down by local authority. 
|English domiciled applicants and accepted applicants to full-time undergraduate courses in the UK by previous school type year of entry 2004 to 2007|
|Previous school type||Year of entry||Applicants||Accepted applicants||Proportion of accepted applicants (percentage)|
|(1) In 2007 schools in the other maintained category were re-allocated to other categories and this is the reason for the large drop in numbers in the other maintained category. Therefore figures for 2007 are not directly comparable to earlier years. (2) The other maintained type covers other maintained and sixth form centres. Source: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).|
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