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Tonbridge and Malling
Vale of White Horse
Dan Rogerson: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which requests for information received by the Office of Fair Trading under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in 2008 were (a) classified as not resolvable and (b) refused in full. 
In 2008, of the requests for information received by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, (a) three were appealed to the Information Commissioner after an Internal Review and (b) 152 were refused in full. The OFT receives a significant number of requests relating to complaints received by the OFT; the disclosure of this information is prohibited under the Enterprise Act 2002 and as a consequence is subject to the absolute exemption from disclosure under section 44 of the Freedom of Information Act. Where the OFT is unable
to provide the information requested, it seeks to provide any advice or information that would be helpful to the requester.
Mr. Galloway: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many of those who were released from prison in each year from 2000 to 2006 (a) did and (b) did not achieve a degree while in prison. 
Kevin Brennan [holding answer 29 June 2009]: The National Offender Management Service, or any other agency, does not collect educational attainment data of prisoners on release. The following table records details of those discharged from prison (excluding those deported without sentence):
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The following table details the number of OU degrees achieved by prisoners while serving their sentence. Information on degrees awarded by other higher education institutions is not collected centrally.
|Number of prisoners achieving OU degrees|
Mr. Galloway: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many prisoners gained a degree while in prison in (a) 2000, (b) 2001, (c) 2002, (d) 2003, (e) 2004, (f) 2005, (g) 2006 and (h) 2007. 
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many public houses have closed in each region in each of the last three years; and how many of these were (a) managed houses, (b) tenanted or leased houses and (c) freehouses. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning what estimate has been made of how many public houses have closed in each region in each of the last three years; and how many of these were (a) managed houses, (b) tenanted or leased houses and (c) freehouses. (288776).
Annual statistics on business births, deaths and survival are available from the ONS release on Business Demography. The attached table contains the count of enterprise deaths for each of these categories, for the latest three years available.
|Count of enterprise deaths by SIC 55402,55403 and 55404 for 2005 - 07|
|55402-Independent Public Houses and Bars||55403-Tenanted Public Houses and Bars||55404-Managed Public Houses and Bars|
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