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1. Skills for Life volumes when added together will remain constant. There will be issued shortly a consultation document on English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). These projections will then be remodelled.
2. Youth Participation figures exclude those delivered through specialist colleges with learners with learning disabilities and or difficulties.
3. Funding of academies is not routed through the LSC, so academy volumes are not included in the Youth Participation total. However Academies volumes do contribute to overall participation.
4. Component learner numbers and achievements presented are not cumulative. For example; a learner may undertake an apprenticeship programme of study that incorporates the successful achievements of both a Skills for Life literacy and numeracy qualification.
5. Developmental learning is defined as below level 2 learning outside the national qualifications framework, and learning above level 3. Figures are indicative and subject to further modelling. Activity associated with developmental learning will form part of the consultation the Secretary of State will launch shortly to help inform our approach to adult learning.
Mr. Lammy: The latest figures available for average length of apprenticeships are for 2006/07. These figures show that at that time, the average length of stay was 57 weeks and for Advanced Apprenticeships 91.1 weeks.
This is a marked increase in length of stay since 2002/03 figures(45.4 weeks for Apprenticeships and 84.2 weeks for Advanced Apprenticeships) and reflects the improving completion rate which is currently 63 per cent. We aim to improve this further by enhancing the quality of apprenticeship provision and the apprenticeship experience for young people and adults.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the answer of 21 February 2008, Official Report, column 878W, on training: British nationality, how many and what proportion of those undertaking (a) Skills for Life courses, (b) apprenticeships, (c) first time level 2 adult training and (d) train to gain programmes are not (i) British citizens, (ii) EU citizens and (iii) UK residents. 
Bill Rammell: The Learning and Skills Statement of Priorities published on 16 November 2007 reaffirms the Government's commitment to up-skilling British people to provide them with the skills required in a more competitive labour market, to get them off benefits and into jobs and to help them to advance from low skilled to higher skilled jobs. We will continue to help those who need to improve their skillsthe overwhelming majority of whom, but not all, are British.
In 2006/07 there were a total of 2.060 million adult learners (aged 19+) on further education (FE) provision including Skills for Life and level 2 training funded by the Learning and Skills Council. Approximately 36,500 of these learners are recorded as having a country of domicile outside the United Kingdom and its Islands. Due to the way data are collected, further differentiation of these learners to identify all those domiciled outside the European Union or by qualification level is not possible.
The total number of LSC-funded adult learners on work-based learning (including apprenticeships) and Train to Gain courses in 2006/07 was 204,300 and 169,400 respectively. It is not possible to break down these figures by country of domicile so EU and non-EU residents cannot be identified.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what (a) grants and (b) training schemes are available through his Department for people (i) over 55-years-old and (ii) in retirement to learn new job skills. 
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2008, Official Report, column 861W, on vocational training: prisoners, what plans he has to conduct a new skills audit of prisoners; and if he will make a statement. 
Proposals for developing the delivery of offender learning were published in September 2007 in Developing the Offenders' Learning and Skills
Service: The Prospectus. The prospectus set out the intention to commission a series of reviews based on criminal justice areas, now to be called Offender Skills Curriculum Area Reviews.
The outcome of the reviews will be to improve the alignment between the supply of learning and skills and the needs of offenders. The reviews will determine the range, type and level of provision to be in place in each prison establishment or area so we can commission a more effective service.
Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many breast cancer screenings took place in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997. 
Ann Keen: The following table shows breast screening coverage in the areas requested. We are unable to identify Jarrow separately. Jarrow constituency is within South Tyneside primary care trust (PCT), for whom information has been provided.
|Breast screening programme: coverage of women in the t arget a ge g roup( 1) for specified organisations, 31 March 1997 to 2007|
|Women aged 50-64( 1)|
|Women aged 53-64( 1)|
|n/a = not available|
(1) The breast screening programme covers women aged 50-64 but is best assessed using the 53-64 age group as women may be first called at any time between their 50(th) and 53(rd) birthdays. Prior to 2002 data for women aged 50-53 cannot be identified so coverage is presented for women aged 50-64.
(2) This is the number of women in the resident population less those with recall ceased for clinical reasons.
1. Data prior to 2006 have been estimated to match current SHA boundaries.
2. Data from 2002 to 2006 have been estimated to match current Primary Care Organisation (PCO) boundaries.
3. Jarrow constituency is within South Tyneside PCT, we are unable to identify Jarrow separately.
4. The coverage of the breast screening programme is the proportion of women resident and eligible that have had a test with a recorded result at least once in the previous three years.
5. The breast screening programme was extended to invite women aged 65-70 in April 2001.
6. The last unit began inviting women aged 65-70 in April 2006 and full coverage should be achieved by 2008-09.
KC63, The Information Centre for health and social care.
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