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Mr. Drew: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students normally resident in Gloucestershire have (a) attended and (b) received student loans to attend university courses in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Lammy: The latest available information from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on enrolments from Gloucestershire local authority is shown in Table 1. Figures for the 2009/10 academic year will be available in January 2011.
|Table 1: Enrolments( 1) from Gloucestershire local authority, UK higher education institutions( 2) , academic years 1997/98 to 2008/09|
|(1 )Covers enrolments to both full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses.|
(2 )Excludes the Open university due to inconsistencies in their data across the time series.
Figures are based on a snapshot count as at 1 December to maintain consistency across the time series and have been rounded to the nearest five.
Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
|Table 2: Income contingent student loan borrowers 2001/02 to 2008/09( 1)|
|Academic year||Students receiving loans|
|(1) Consistent data are not available before 2001/02. Figures cover income contingent loans for maintenance and tuition fees, older mortgage style loans are excluded. Table covers loans to full-time undergraduate students, those on postgraduate initial teacher training courses, and part-time loans.|
Student Loans Company.
Data from the two sources (HESA and SLC) are not directly comparable because certain students and courses (for example most postgraduate courses) included in Table 1 do not attract student support. Table 2 covers full-time undergraduate students, as well as part-time students who were eligible for part-time loans in the past (now replaced by other forms of support), and those on postgraduate initial teacher training courses. Additionally, Table 2 provides those who have taken out loans, but does not include others who have received student support in the form of a grant or allowance.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills from what supermarkets he has received representations on the recommendation of the Competition Commission to introduce a statutory code of practice and an ombudsman; and what discussions he plans to have on the implications of the recommendation. 
Kevin Brennan: I have received a large number of representations over recent months from supermarkets and other organisations on the recommendation of the Competition Commission to introduce a statutory code of practice and an ombudsman. We announced on 13 January that Government have accepted the need for independent enforcement of the groceries supply code of practice (GSCOP) and would launch a consultation in February. I anticipate further discussions with a wide range of businesses and organisations, including supermarkets, over the coming months as we take the policy forward.
Mr. Touhig: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations his Department has received on the skills and training requirements of people with autism. 
Kevin Brennan: The Minister of State, Department of Health, my hon. Friend the Member for Corby (Phil Hope), who is responsible for Care Services, wrote to my right hon. Friend the Minister for Higher Education and Intellectual Property in September 2009 asking for support to develop a strategy for adults with autistic spectrum conditions.
In order to support them to gain skills, we will ensure the new adult advancement and careers service (to be rolled out autumn 2010), can meet their needs and advise them on skills opportunities. For people with learning difficulties at Entry Level or Level 1, Foundation Learning will promote progression through personalised learning programmes delivered by schools, colleges and training organisations. Foundation Learning will be available from September 2010, with the majority of schools expected to be involved by 2011-12.
Bridget Prentice: To date the Ministry of Justice have received four written inquiries from hon. Members and three questions in the House, including those raised by my hon. Friend the Member for Vale of Clwyd, regarding the conduct of Burges Salmon LLP Solicitors.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions there have been under section (a) 9, (b) 10, (c) 11, (d) 12, (e) 13 and (f) 14 of the Video Recordings Act 1984 as amended by the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 in each year since each such section came into force. 
Claire Ward: The number of defendants found guilty at all courts for offences under the Video Recordings Act 1984, England and Wales 1995 to 2007 (latest available) is shown in the following tables. Prior to 1995 data under the Video Recordings Act 1984 formed part of a miscellaneous group which cannot be separately analysed.
|Number of defendants found guilty at all courts for offences under the 1984 Video Recording Act, England and Wales, 1995 to 2007( 1,2)|
|(1 )The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe. (2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used. Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.|
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