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Grant Shapps: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much he expects his Department to spend on (a) television, (b) radio, (c) print and (d) online advertising in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11. 
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what expenditure his Department expects to incur on advertising in the next 12 months; and for what purposes. 
Mr. McFadden: Spending on advertising procured through the Central Office of Information (COI) by the Department in 2009-10 to date is as follows (this includes spend for advertising campaigns started by the former Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) and the former Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS)):
|2009-10 Campaign||Press||Radio||Poster||Online||Media total|
National Minimum Wage: £429,428 total
(£214,317 for radio and £215,111 for press)
Science So What, So Everything: £229,306 total
(£141,242 for radio partnership, £80,664 for digital partnership and £7,400 for digital search).
Mr. McFadden: It is not possible to provide figures for expenditure on advertising confined to the last 12 calendar months. We can provide figures for spend in financial years 2008/09 and 2009/10 to date.
Spending on advertising procured through the Central Office of Information (COI) by the Department in 2009/10 to date is as follows (this includes spend for advertising campaigns started by the former Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) and the former Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS):
|2009/10 BIS Campaign|
|2008/09 BERR Campaign|
|Press||Radio||Poster||Online||Media t otal|
|2008/09 DIUS campaign|
Grant Shapps: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many industrial tribunals relating to his Department there have been in each of the last five years; and what the cost to his Department was of such tribunals in each such year. 
Bill Wiggin: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of students from (a) Herefordshire and (b) England have made applications for (i) a student loan for maintenance, (ii) a student loan for tuition fees, (iii) a maintenance grant and (iv) a special support grant for the 2009-10 academic year; when he expects all such applications to have been determined; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Lammy: The Student Loans Company (SLC) has provided the following information on applications to 13 December 2009. Students do not specifically apply for grants. However, eligibility is determined by means testing and where means testing has been specifically requested this has been included as a guide to determining number of applicants who wish to be considered for maintenance or special support grant.
I am advised that Student Finance England is now processing applications within normal time scales. It is still receiving around 1,000 new applications per week which will typically be processed within six weeks if all the required information and evidence has been provided.
|All applications received as at 13 December 2009|
|rounded to nearest 100|
|(1) Of the total number of applications available for processing as at 13 December 2009, 10 applications relating to Herefordshire were in process. The others had either been approved, found to be ineligible for support or had been processed as far as possible but were awaiting further information from the applicant.|
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