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To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what
estimate he has made of the number of high street shops which have closed in (a) England and (b) Milton Keynes since 1 January 2008. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning what estimate has been made of the number of high street shops which have closed in (a) England and (b) Milton Keynes since 1 January 2008 (304485).
ONS does not have statistics on the number of high street shops. Annual statistics on business births, deaths and survival are available from the ONS release on Business Demography at www.statistics.gov.uk. The table below contains the latest statistics available on business deaths for England and Milton Keynes. All counts are based on enterprises and not local units. Where a local unit closes but the enterprise continues to trade at other sites, a death will not be recorded in this data.
|Count of deaths of enterprises for 2008: Retail by England and Milton Keynes unitary authority|
|England||Milton Keynes UA|
Mr. Willis: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applications for student loans were outstanding from the Student Loans Company on 1 December 2009. 
Mr. Lammy: The Student Loans Company has released figures to show the levels of processing and payment of Student Support in England for the 2009/10 academic year. The information is available on the Student Loans Company website and includes information, under "application status", on "applications currently being processed" and "further information required from student/sponsors".
Stephen Williams: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the proportion of unemployed people between 18 and 24 years old in England whose highest qualification is (a) Level 4, (b) Level 3, (c) Level 2 and (d) below Level 2. 
Kevin Brennan: The following table gives estimates of the highest qualification breakdown of ILO unemployed people aged 18 to 24 in England. These data are from the quarter 3 (July to September) 2009 Labour Force Survey.
|Qualification levels of ILO unemployed people aged 18 to 24, England|
People aged 18 to 24, England
Quarter 3 2009 Labour Force Survey
To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Privy Council and (b) Universities UK on the use of the title
university in relation to university technical colleges, as referred to in paragraph 27 of his Department's paper Skills for Growth. 
Mr. Lammy: The Department has not had any discussions with the Privy Council or Universities UK on the use of the term 'university' in relation to university technical colleges. I have, however, been engaged in discussions with GuildHE over the use of term 'university' in a number of different ventures and been in correspondence with them over the new university technical college proposal.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) with reference to the answer of 9 November 2009, Official Report, columns 137-8W, on penalty notices for disorder, on what date the consultation on publishing information on reoffending will (a) open and (b) close; 
Claire Ward: The Ministry of Justice is currently finalising its consultation on plans to publish a range of reoffending related analyses that are not currently published. The consultation will be issued as soon as possible.
Due to concerns over the alleged inconsistent use of PNDs by the police the Justice Secretary has recently announced a review of the use of out-of-court disposals. The review will examine evidence on the use and enforcement of out-of-court disposals including PNDs and will report back to Parliament in due course.
Mr. Wills: The budgeted cost of Christmas trees and decorations for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) headquarters locations for 2009 is £1,466 inclusive of VAT. This includes £200 on lights to decorate the trees which will be re-used in future years.
The information for agencies can be gathered only at a disproportionate cost. All four MoJ agencies (National Offender Management Service; HM Courts Service; Tribunals Service and Office of the Public Guardian) have regionalised structures. Each individual building orders its own trees and decorations.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority takes account of budgetary constraints in determining the level of awards it wishes to make. 
Mr. Straw: The levels of the awards the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) makes are set out in the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2008. Accordingly, CICA must make awards based on these tariff levels, where the relevant criteria are met.
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on what date the Ministry of Justice issued advice to Government departments to (a) always consult his Department's Crown Dependencies Branch before making any statements on answers to parliamentary questions about Crown Dependencies and (b) where a UK policy initiative requires consultation with Crown Dependencies, to allow sufficient time for their governments to make consultation effective; on what date and in what manner he received notification from the Department of Health prior to its decisions to abrogate the reciprocal NHS arrangements with (i) Guernsey and Jersey with effect from 1 April 2009 and (ii) the Isle of Man from 1 April 2010; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Wills: Advice on consultation with the Ministry of Justice regarding the Crown Dependencies was circulated to all Departments in June 2006 and has been available on departmental websites since that time. It is currently being updated and will be re-circulated to all Departments in the new year. Officials in the Department of Health and the Ministry of Justice liaised on the UK Government's decision to withdraw from bilateral health agreements with the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man from February 2008.
Mr. Crausby: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been convicted of offences related to domestic violence in (a) Bolton and (b) Greater Manchester in each of the last five years. 
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many drivers convicted of driving without insurance in each police authority area in each year since 1997 had previous convictions for the same offence. 
These figures have been drawn from the police's administrative IT system, the police national computer, which, as with any large scale recording system, is subject to possible errors with data entry and processing. The figures are provisional and subject to change as more information is recorded by the police.
|Number of offenders convicted of driving without insurance in each year and in each police force( 1) who at the time of their conviction had at least one previous conviction for the same offence|
|Number of offenders|
|(1)( )Each offender is counted only once in each police force in each year.|
(2) The numbers of convictions for driving without insurance recorded by Avon and Somerset in the data held by the Ministry of Justice are very low for the years 2000-03 and should be treated with caution.
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