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Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which (a) companies and (b) industrial trades have provided the largest number of apprenticeships in (i) 2006, (ii) 2007 and (iii) 2008 in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency. 
Mr. Simon: The following table shows the 10 sector frameworks that have provided the largest number of apprenticeship starts in each academic year, from 2005/06 to 2007/08, for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
|Top 10 apprenticeship frameworks that provided the largest number of starts Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland parliamentary constituency|
|Framework||Number of starts|
1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10.
2. Figures in table include Work Based Learning (WBL) (apprenticeships only).
3. Programme-Led apprenticeships recorded in WBL ILR returns are included in the above figures.
4. Parliamentary constituency is based upon the home postcode of the learner.
5. This table uses programme starts as a measure for comparative purposes. Full-year numbers are a count of the number of starts at any point during the year. Learners starting more than one course will appear more than once.
Work Based Learning (WBL) Individualised Learner Record
The Government are committed to rebuilding apprenticeships. Since 1997 we have witnessed a renaissance in apprenticeships from a low point of 65,000 to a record 225,000 apprenticeship starts in 2007/08. Completion rates are also at a record high with 64 per cent. successfully completing an apprenticeshipup from 37 per cent. in 2004/05.
Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much the Offender Learning and Skills Service has spent on training opportunities available in (a) probation centres and (b) other institutions in each year for which figures are available; and how much it plans to spend in each of the next two years. 
Mr. Simon: The Offender Learning and Skills Service was introduced across England from August 2006, part way through the 2006/07 financial year. In financial year 2006-07 and 2007-08 the Offender Learning and Skills Service budget for offenders in the community was £9.5 million and £9.2 million respectively, resources flowing from the previous spending round focused on enhancing the delivery of Skills for Life to offenders in the community. From the start of the 2008-09 financial year, the learning needs of offenders in the community have been met from the Learning and Skills Councils mainstream learning budgets.
The Offender Learning and Skills Service budget in 2006-07 for delivery to young offenders aged 17 and under and for adult prisoners was £98.4 million, in 2007-08 the equivalent budget was £155.4 million and in 2008-09 was £161.7 million. This Departments planned expenditure through the Offender Learning and Skills Service for 2009-10 is £132.3 million.
This figure does not include funding from the Department for Children, Schools and Families in respect of young offenders aged 17 and under, and will be subject to additional allocations for learning delivery resulting from the Ministry of Justices expansion of prison places.
Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many learner places were funded by the Offender Learning and Skills Service in (a) probation centres and (b) other institutions in each year for which figures are available. 
The Offender Learning and Skills Service is focused on learners in prison. We had an additional budget of £9.5 million in 2006-07 and £9.2 million in 2007-08 to boost participation for offenders serving community sentences, mostly for Skills for Life. But as this was mainstream learning we have no data on the number of enrolments by offenders in the community, either in probation centres or in mainstream learning.
Mrs. Lait: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will take steps to ensure the continuation of the capital funding programme for further education colleges. 
This Government have already confirmed their intention that the current Further education capital programme will continue after 2010-11 under the management of the new Skills Funding Agency. The amount of funding available will depend upon the outcome of Government's next spending review.
Joan Ryan: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what percentage of young people living in Enfield North constituency entered (a) higher education and (b) university in each of the last 11 years. 
|Young( 1) undergraduate entrants( 2) from Enfield, North parliamentary constituency( 3) by institution type UK higher education institutions( 4) academic years 1997/98 to 2007/08|
|Academic year||All HEIs( 5)||Of which: Universities( 6)|
|(1) Young refers to undergraduates aged under 21.|
(2) Covers entrants to both full-time and part-time undergraduate courses.
(3) Parliamentary constituency is defined by full and valid home postcodes.
(4) Excludes the Open University due to inconsistencies in their coding of entrants over the time series.
(5) All HEIs includes pre and post 1992 universities, HE colleges and independent HEIs.
(6) Universities include both pre and post 1992 universities.
Figures are on a snapshot basis as at 1 December and have been rounded to the nearest five.
Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what percentage of the annual income of each university in England came from foreign students in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Lammy: Information on course fees paid by non-EU domiciled students is shown in the tables, which will be placed in the House Libraries. This is the only centrally-held information available regarding institutions' income from foreign students. This is shown as a proportion of the total income of each higher education institution in England. Figures for the 1997/98 academic year are not available.
The increase in non-EU student recruitment in the last 10 years demonstrates the growing international reputation of UK universities and should be welcomed. It is important to stress that this growth has not been at the expense of UK students. Non-EU students attract no HEFCE funding and do not have access to the student finance package.
Mr. Gray: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Student Loans Company in reclaiming student loans from EU students who studied in the UK. 
Mr. Lammy: Tuition fee loans have been available for EU students since 2006/07. The majority of these students will commence their repayments from April 2010, provided that their income is above the appropriate threshold. The SLC is putting new systems in place from July 2009 in plenty of time to collect those repayments.
A small number of EU students who dropped out or took short courses are eligible to repay now. SLC has set up a special team to follow up these early repayers, and is in the process of taking nine borrowers to court.
The overwhelming majority of overseas borrowers are honest and want to repay the loans they have received. We are determined, though, that taxpayers money will be repaid, and the SLC will be vigorous in pursuing those who try to dodge the system.
Stephen Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many full-time undergraduates received (a) a maintenance loan and (b) a tuition fee loan in each year since 2001. 
Mr. Lammy: The number of full-time undergraduate English domiciled students studying in the UK and EU students studying in England who took out a maintenance loan and a tuition fee loan are shown in table 4A and table 4B respectively of the Statistical First Release on Student Support for Higher Education in England, Academic Year 2008/09 (provisional). The SFR is accessible at
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