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Linda Gilroy: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment he has made of levels of awareness of the availability of bursaries and scholarships for higher education; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Lammy [holding answer 29 Febru a ry 2008]: As part of the evaluation of the recent Student Finance communications campaign, we have assessed the level of awareness of bursaries among both students aged 16 to 19 and their parents.
We continue to support the work of universities and colleges through the Department's own communications activity and make efforts to raise awareness of bursaries alongside all other elements of the higher education student finance package.
The latest tracking research shows that 93 per cent. of parents and 88 per cent. of students had watched the campaign on TV. And that 99 per cent. of parents and 94 per cent. of students had seen the campaign on any of the media used. Although the campaign has non repayable grants as its focus it uses messages on all elements of the student finance package and therefore works to promote bursaries.
One of the main calls to action by the campaign is to visit the campaign website which contains the bursary map. Visitors can use this tool, which is actively updated by DIUS, to find out what bursaries are available from the HEIs they are interested in attending.
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|(1) Actual figure will not be confirmed until May 2008 Source: Quarterly monitoring returns.|
Stephen Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills whether international and overseas students will have to be in possession of or use an identity card in order to access study at English higher education institutions in 2009-10 or in any subsequent years. 
The rollout strategy for issuing identity cards to foreign nationals is set out in "Introducing compulsory identity cards for foreign nationals", which was published on 6 March 2008. This means, that from November 2008, foreign national students, subject to immigration control, and who apply for leave to remain in the United Kingdom, will be required to apply for an identity card issued under the UK Borders Act 2007. Eventually, all foreign nationals, subject to immigration control, including students with existing leave, will be required to apply for an identity card.
The identity card will provide evidence that the holder has leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom as a student. Foreign nationals issued with an identity card will be required to produce it when asked to provide evidence that they are entitled to study at an educational institution.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many reports by each (a) Government Department and (b) Executive agency of incidents were made under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 according to records held by the (i) Incident Contact Centre and (ii) Health and Safety Executive. 
Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what arrangements are made for customer testing of the public information leaflets issued by his Department; and what proposals there are for the (a) recording and (b) evaluation of such tests. 
The results of this testing have been used to further develop the leaflets content and, where necessary, leaflets have been rewritten and tested again in order to ensure that issues identified by customers have been addressed. The central team that has produced the leaflets maintains a record of the testing that has taken place for each leaflet and the Department has undertaken to test all its leaflets with customers in the future.
Mrs. McGuire: The Department for Work and Pensions spends money on a wide range of marketing and publicity goods and services which include advertising. Spend on advertising includes the development of advertising campaigns and the purchase of advertising space in regional and national newspapers, television and radio.
From April 2007 to December 2007, DWP spent £5,221,000 on all its advertising from development through to publication. This figure includes the cost of HR recruitment advertising which totalled £1,228,000.
DWP also purchases a range of marketing and publicity services which include but are not limited to: design, conferences, translation services, British Sign Language, research, digital media and PR. The overall spend for marketing and publicity services from April 2007 to December 2007 was £20,384,000.
Mr. Plaskitt: The Departments Sustainable Development Policy Statement includes our approach to both environmental and social sustainability for DWP and is available on our internet site. Additionally, the second DWP Sustainable Development Action Plan, published in October 2007, contains future plans for the delivery of all our operational targets and is also on our internet site.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people employed by the Health and Safety Executive had salaries between (a) £20,000 to £30,000, (b) £30,000 to £40,000, (c) £40,000 to £50,000, (d) £50,000 to £60,000, (e) £60,000 to £70,000, (f) £70,000 to £80,000, (g) £80,000 to £90,000,
(h) £90,000 to £100,000, (i) £100,000 to £110,000, (j) £110,000 to £120,000, (k) £120,000 to £130,000, (l) £130,000 to £140,000, (m) £140,000 to £150,000, (n) £150,000 to £160,000, (o) £160,000 to £170,000, (p) £170,000 to £180,000, (q) £180,000 to £190,000, (r) £190,000 to £200,000 and (s) over £200,000 in each of the last 30 years; and what the (i) mean and (ii) median salary of employees was in each of those years. 
Mrs. McGuire: The following table shows the salaries ranges, the median and the mean information requested for HSE staff from 1999 to 2007. Information before 1999 could only be extracted at disproportionate cost.
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|(1) The total figures are based on headcount. Comparison of these figures and those presented in HSC/E Annual Report are different due to the basis of collection and calculation.|
(2) The median and mean calculations are based on actual salary figures.
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