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(1) The data provided refer to 2007/08 academic year as this is the most recent academic year for which there is a complete set of data. The academic year 2008/09 has only just finished and data are not yet finalised.
|Estimated funding for 2007/08 through LSC and HEFCE|
|Public funding for qualifications in:( 1)||LSC Levels 1-4( 2)||HEFCE professional post-graduate( 3)|
|(1) It is expected that the primary source of funding for professional qualifications at post-graduate level will be the learner or their employer and for LSC-funded qualifications outside of national entitlements there is an expected learner or employer contribution.|
(2) Data provided by the LSC; figures are theoretical funding derived from the number of learners enrolled on courses with "law," "accountancy," "plumbing" or "electrician" or related terms in the course title. This includes qualifications ranging from Level 1 (foundation learning) to Level 4 (degree equivalent) delivered through FE, Train to Gain and Apprenticeships). Professional qualifications at post-graduate level in law and accountancy would be funded, where public money is involved, by HEFCE.
(3) Data provided by HEFCE; notional grant funding which is the standard resource for 2007/08 minus the assumed fee income. These data include undergraduate courses that are explicitly returned as professional course aims to HESA data; this would not include general undergraduate courses (such as first degrees).
Richard Ottaway: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to review the operation of company law in respect of the sale and purchase of shares for the purposes of restricting voting rights in respect of public companies. 
Ian Lucas: I expect shareholders to take their responsibilities as company owners seriously. I welcome the Financial Reporting Council's agreement to take responsibility for a stewardship code for institutional investors, building on the work of the Institutional Shareholders' Committee. The Government believe that it is important for long term sustainable growth that there is effective engagement between companies and institutional shareholders, and want to see London as a centre of excellence in this area. My noble Friend the Secretary of State will be meeting leading companies and institutional shareholders on 11 January 2010 to explore with them how engagement in the UK market might be made more effective.
Mr. Roger Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many regulated procedures under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 were conducted in Wales in 2008. 
Meg Hillier: The number of scientific procedures on living animals started under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in Wales in 2008 was 49,452.
Mr. Roger Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many places in Wales were designated as (a) a supplying establishment, (b) a breeding establishment and (c) a scientific procedure establishment under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 at the end of 2008. 
Meg Hillier: As at 31 December 2008, in Wales, seven places were designated as user establishments under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, one was designated as a supplying establishment and two were designated as breeding establishments.
Mr. Roger Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the primary purpose was of each (a) procedure and (b) field of research carried out on animals in Wales in 2008 under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 involving (i) fish, (ii) pigs and (iii) genetically modified animals; and what the reasons were for the increase in the number of procedures carried out on (A) fish, (B) pigs and (C) genetically modified animals in Wales in that year in relation to the previous year; 
(2) what proportion of the regulated procedures under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 which were conducted in Wales in 2008 were performed in (a) public health laboratories, (b) universities and medical schools, (c) national health service hospitals, (d) Government departments, (e) other public bodies, (f) non-profit making organisations and (g) commercial organisations; 
(3) how many (a) genetically modified animals and (b) animals with a harmful genetic defect were used in regulated procedures under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 which were conducted in Wales in 2008. 
Meg Hillier: In line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics (implementing the Statistics and Registration Act 2007), and the National Statistician's guidance "Confidentiality of Official Statistics", the information requested is not available. Providing the information requested would breach statistical confidentiality relating to individual establishments.
Mr. Roger Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many procedures carried out on animals in Wales in 2008 under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 involved (a) New World primates and (b) Old World primates; and what the primary purposes of those procedures were. 
Meg Hillier: There were no scientific procedures on living animals started under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in Wales in 2008 using primates.
John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued to residents of (a) Leeds, West constituency and (b) West Yorkshire since 2002. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The latest available published data on the number of antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) issued covers the period 1 April 1999 to 31 December 2007 and are not available below criminal justice system (CJS) area level.
The number of ASBOs issued at all courts in the West Yorkshire CJS area between 2002 and 2007 is 1,102.
The majority of these ASBOs will have been issued to persons resident in West Yorkshire, however it is possible for courts to issue an ASBO to a person whether or not they reside in the area served by the court. Centrally collected information on ASBOs issued does not include details of the location of ASBO recipients' residences.
This information could only be ascertained by examination of individual court files, which could only be achieved at disproportionate cost.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his estimate is of the number of passenger movements (a) into and (b) from the UK in each of the next five years; and what percentage of them will be subject to an (i) entry and (ii) exit check. 
Alan Johnson [holding answer 14 December 2009]: The UK Border Agency is not responsible for providing estimates of the number of passenger movements expected into or out of the UK, over the next five years.
We expect the e-Borders system to screen 95 per cent. of all passenger movements into and out of the UK by the end of December 2010, which will cover all major commercial traffic. The remaining 5 per cent. represents private aviation and the small craft category and we expect to have 100 per cent. coverage by the end of March 2014.
Mr. Vaizey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department has budgeted for Christmas trees in 2009. 
Mr. Woolas [holding answer 19 December 2009]: The Department does not have a central budget for Christmas trees. At 2 Marsham street, the Christmas trees have been provided by the building's facilities management supplier at no additional cost to the Department.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many pupils in each region were (a) convicted, (b) permanently excluded and (c) temporarily excluded for (i) assaulting and (ii) sexually assaulting teachers or other school staff in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Coaker: I have been asked to reply.
The Court Proceedings Database held by the Ministry of Justice contains information on defendants proceeded against, found guilty and sentenced for criminal offences in England and Wales on a persons basis. These data include information on the age of the defendant, their gender, the police force area and court where proceedings took place as well as the specific offence and statute for the offence. Other than where specified in a statute statistical information held does not identify the employment status of a victim of an offence.
Data on reasons for exclusion include information on physical assault, verbal abuse or threatening behaviour against an adult, and on sexual misconduct, but not specifically against teachers or school staff.
In 2005/06, data on fixed period exclusions and on reasons for permanent exclusion were collected from secondary schools only.
The available information on reasons for exclusion by local authority and Government office region is published as follows:
table 21 for permanent exclusions and table 22 for fixed period or temporary exclusions.
table 22 for permanent exclusions and table 23 for fixed period exclusions.
table 15 for permanent exclusions and table 16 for fixed period exclusions, from maintained secondary schools.
Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department spent on works and refurbishment to offices allocated to Ministers in his Department's buildings in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Woolas: Nothing has been spent other than on routine minor maintenance.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department received in 2008; and how many of these received a substantive response within 20 days. 
Mr. Woolas: The information is contained in annual statistics on the operation of the Freedom of Information Act in central Government, published by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ). The report for 2008 is available on the MOJ website at the following link:
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham (Mr. Maude) of 5 March 2009, Official Report, column 1774W, on departmental ICT, what the job title and job specification is of each of the embedded communicators; and what the responsibilities are of (a) embedded communicators and (b) officials working in (i) his Department's press office and (ii) a communications department in one of his Department's agencies. 
Mr. Woolas: The Home Office Crime Reduction and Community Safety Group (CRCSG) is now the Crime and Policing Group (CPG). The job titles and specifications of their communications staff are listed in Table 1. The communicators in the Office of Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT) are listed in Table 2.
The UK Border Agency became an agency on 1 April 2009 meaning the communication team are no longer embedded in relation to the Home Office.
Press officers are not considered to be embedded communicators although their responsibilities include:
organising ministerial interviews, visits, announcements and publicity around speeches and events;
providing timely proactive and reactive media handling advice to Ministers and senior officials;
skilfully and effectively briefing journalists accurately and with authority;
working closely with Ministers' private offices, officials and communications colleagues to plan and implement media strategies across a broad range of media outlets including specialist, lifestyle, online and other new media; and
developing an understanding of issues across the Department.
The role of officials in the Press Office is to:
provide administration support to the senior management team;
lead on recruitment and training of staff;
manage press office systems ensuring press release statements and operational notes reach the target audience;
manage TV interviews; and
book travel and accommodation on behalf of press officers.
The responsibilities of communicators in the Home Office's agency, UK Border Agency are:
promoting compliance with immigration and customs requirements, and deterring illegality, by highlighting penalties and enforcement activity;
facilitating legitimate travel and trade by providing information to the travelling public, applicants and businesses on customs and immigration requirements;
engaging with customers, stakeholders, the public and staff in order to improve our services and policies;
facilitating good management of the agency through providing information to, and engagement with, the agency's 25,000 staff in 135 countries; and
facilitating visits to agency facilities and services by parliamentarians, diplomatic visitors and other stakeholders.
The roles of officials working in the communication department include stakeholder support staff, administrators, technical staff, managers and non-specialists.
|Table 1: Communication staff in the Crime and Policing Group|
|Job title||Job specification|
Leads on management, delivery and evaluation of CPG communications and stakeholder engagement projects in order to deliver business objectives
Leads on communication strategies across the crime agenda as covered by the Crime Directorate
Leads on communication strategies across the drugs, alcohol and partnership agenda as covered by the Drugs Alcohol and Partnerships Directorate
Leads on stakeholder communications and the delivery of communications plans across the policing and organised crime agenda.
Leads on e-comms and branding across the groups internal communications; supports delivery of CPGs corporate business plan and internal engagement activities
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