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Mr. Lammy: It is estimated that 6 per cent. of young people who were in English maintained schools and aged 15 at the start of academic year 2002/03, progressed to HE at a Russell group institution by the age of 19 (in 2006/07). Figures for 2007/08 will be available in 2010.
This figure has been calculated using matched data from the National Pupil Database, the Higher Education Statistics Agency student record and the Learning and Skills Council individualised learner record.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of university applicants who fail to secure a place for entry who will be unemployed and claiming benefits in 2009. 
Mr. Lammy: As of 27 August, one week after A-level results day, UCAS figures show that of those who applied for a university course this year, 151,280 UK domiciled students had not yet secured a place, though many more students will secure places before provisional acceptance figures are published on 21 October. Of these, 39,347 had a non-clearing outcome pending, 105,967 were eligible to enter clearing and 5,966 had withdrawn from the scheme completely.
For those who do not secure a place at university through the UCAS main scheme or in clearing there are several options available. For example, this year we expect there to be 250,000 young people starting an apprenticeship. We have recently announced an extra 47,000 youth jobs supported by the Future Jobs Fund for young people who are unable to find work or training within a year.
Kevin Brennan [holding answer 16 September 2009]: Information on the number of young people participating in further education is given in a statistical first release, the last version being published on 25 June 2009:
In 2007-08, the latest year for which full-year figures are available, 1,055,600 learners aged under 19 participated in further education (excluding school sixth forms). Provisional figures for the 2008-09 academic year will be available in October 2009. In 2007-08, the latest year for which figures are available, 301,055 students aged under 21 entered English Higher Education Institutions. Figures for the 2008-09 academic year will be available in January 2010.
1. Source: FE, WBL, UFI and ACL ILR data-coverage: England.
2. This figure has been rounded to the nearest hundred.
3. This figure is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year. The common definition used for "young people" in further education is Under 19.
4. This figure includes participation in FE (General Further Education Colleges including Tertiary, Sixth Form Colleges, Special College-Agricultural and Horticultural Colleges and Art and Design Colleges, Specialist Colleges and External Institutions), UFI, ACL and Work-based Learning. It includes a small element
of FE provision delivered in HE organisations where the organisations have submitted ILR data. Data regarding school sixth forms is not included.
5. This figure is a count of the number of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once for each data collection. However, learners that are included in different data collections (e.g. participating in FE and undertaking an apprenticeship) will be counted more than once. Information on the number of learners entering/starting a course in published for apprenticeships but not FE provision.
1. Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
2. This figure is taken from the HESA student record which is collected annually, is based on a HESA standard registration population and has been rounded to the nearest five.
3. This figure covers students from all domiciles entering both full-time and part-time courses of all levels. This figure refers to students starting the first year of their course in the 2007-08 academic year and is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year. The common definition used for "young people" in higher education is Under 21.
Matthew Taylor: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what percentage of students entering higher education for (a) full time and (b) part time first degrees have been from Cornwall in each year since 1997. 
|All first degree entrants( 1) and first degree entrants from Cornwall local authority( 2) by mode of study UK higher education institutions( 3) , academic years 1997-98 to 2007-08|
|All entrants||O f which : from Cornwall|
|Academic year||Full-time||Part-time||Full-time||Part-time||Percentage full-time from Cornwall||Percentage part-time from Cornwall|
|(1) Figures for all entrants covers students of all domiciles.|
(2) Local authority is defined by valid home postcodes.
(3) Excludes the Open University due to inconsistencies in their coding of entrants across the time series.
1. Figures are based on a snapshot basis as at 1 December and have been rounded to the nearest five.
2. Percentages are based on un-rounded figures.
Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
Matthew Taylor: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what percentage of 18 to 21 year-olds from Cornwall started a university course in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Lammy: The Department does not hold information on the number of 18 to 21-year-olds resident in Cornwall, so cannot calculate the proportion who enter HE. The number of 18 to 21-year-old entrants from Cornwall has been provided as an alternative. Figures for the 2008/09 academic year will be available in January 2010.
Mr. Willetts: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what effect (a) the freeze in maintenance loans and grants, (b) the abolition of the guaranteed maximum financial support for new students previously in receipt of the educational maintenance allowance, (c) the reduction in the student loan repayment holiday from five years to two years and (d) the reduction in support for students on initial teacher training courses will have on expenditure on student support in 2010-11; what proportion of originally planned expenditure will be saved in each case; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Lammy: This Government remain committed to ensuring that financial support should enable students to benefit from higher education, particularly for those who most need help to study, while at the same time being affordable overall.
Regulations for the academic year 2010-11 were laid on 1 July setting out the entitlements for students. Initial estimates indicate that the changes in the regulations, taken together, will reduce expenditure by some £60 million in grants and £130 million in loans(1 )in financial year 2010-11 compared to previous estimates.
(1) Loans expenditure expressed in resource terms. These costs are made up of the interest rate subsidy of loans together with the costs that are never repaid, for example, loans that are written off after 25 years or death of the borrower.
In the current economic climate, we believe these tough decisions are in the interests of students, universities and taxpayers alike. The measures we have taken will help ensure the student support system is affordable and sustainable in the longer term but without damaging access to higher education.
Mike Penning: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people aged (a) 21 years and under and (b) over 21 years old in each socio-economic group resident in (i) Hemel Hempstead constituency, (ii) Dacorum and (iii) Hertfordshire attended university in each of the last five years. 
|Table 1: Full-time undergraduate enrolments( 1) from Hemel Hempstead parliamentary constituency by age and socio-economic classification( 2 ) UK higher education institutions academic years 2003/04 to 2007/08|
|Socio-economic classification||21 and under||Over 21||21 and under||Over 21||21 and under||Over 21||21 and under||Over 21||21 and under||Over 21|
|(1) The table does not include enrolments where the parliamentary constituency of the student cannot be established due to missing or invalid home postcodes.|
(2) This field collects the socio-economic classification of students participating in HE if 21 or over at the start of their course or parental classification if under 21.
(3) Information is not comprehensively collected on the "Never worked and long-term unemployed" category for students: Students who fit this group are usually classed as having missing information.
(4) Covers students whose socio-economic classification was missing or not classified: not classified includes occupations which were inadequately described, not classifiable or unstated.
Figures are based on a HESA standard registration population and have been rounded up or down to the nearest five, therefore components may not sum to totals.
Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)
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