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|Table 2: Apprenticeship framework achievements , 2005/06 to 2008/09|
|Sector subject area||2005/06||2006/07||2007/08||2008/09|
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.
2. The symbol '*' indicates a value of less than 50.
Individualised Learner Record
Information on the number of Apprenticeship starts and achievements is published in a quarterly statistical first release (SFR). The latest SFR was published on 17 December, and re-issued on 21 January to include provisional national estimates of the number of apprenticeship starts and achievements in the first quarter of 2009/10:
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of apprenticeships which will be taken up by people (a) under and (b) over 24 years old in (i) Chorley constituency and (ii) Lancashire in the next five years. 
Mr. Drew: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will review the requirement on those who carry a card authorising them to operate construction equipment to also obtain a national vocational qualification in order to operate such equipment. 
Ian Lucas: The Government have no locus in the running of construction industry competency card schemes, or the setting of rules. I will not therefore be undertaking a review of requirements. That said, the Government welcome the industry's drive to improve competence and good health and safety practice, and to encourage the achievement of relevant formal qualifications.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer of 10 November 2009, Official Report, column 311W, on Google adword online: advertising keywords, what keywords were paid for; and at what cost. 
This covers a combination of 4,400 keywords related to these campaigns. We have not provided the full list and the amounts paid for individual keywords as the release of this information could prejudice the commercial interests of our suppliers.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the proportion of staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies managed out in the last five years who remain working in the public sector. 
Mr. McFadden: The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has not made an estimate of the percentage of staff managed out in the last five years who remain working in the public sector as that information is not centrally recorded.
David Simpson: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff in his Department have had five or more periods of sickness absence of less than five days since its inception. 
Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has spent on college buildings in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) nationwide in each year since 2008. 
All capital funding for further education colleges is administrated by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) and I have asked Geoff Russell, the LSC chief executive, to write to my hon. Friend with the further information requested.
The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, has asked me to respond to your Parliamentary Question 1057 that asked;
"how much his Department has spent on college buildings in (a) the Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) nationwide in each year since 2008".
This expenditure is the responsibility of the LSC and I am pleased to confirm the following responses to your questions which relate to the further education (FE) capital budget:
Questions (a) and (b): South Tyneside College is the only incorporated FE college with its main campus within the Jarrow constituency and also South Tyneside. For the period April 2008 to date the total amount of LSC capital grant support paid to South Tyneside College is £840,236 comprising £572,028 in the year ending 31 March 2009 and £268,208 to date in the year commencing 1 April 2009.
The college previously received capital grant support of £144,752 in 2007-08.
Question (c): The total amount of capital grant support paid in the North East Region is £85,262,939 for the period April 2008 to date comprising £45,885,576 in the year ending 31 March 2009 and £39,377,363 to date in the year commencing 1 April 2009.
Question (d): The total amount of capital grant support paid across all regions since April 2008 to date is £1,117,268,695 comprising £492,323,101 in the year ending 31 March 2009 and £624,945,594 to date in the year commencing 1 April 2009.
Please let me know if you require any further information.
Mr. Stewart Jackson:
To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether a small firms impact assessment in respect of the estate agent industry has been produced in relation to the Office of Fair Trading's (OFT's) implementation of the Money Laundering Regulations 2007; and what
fee estate agents are required to pay to register with the OFT. 
Kevin Brennan: The Office of Fair Trading has been the anti-money laundering supervisory authority for estate agents since December 2007. As Her Majesty's Treasury had carried out a regulatory impact assessment before implementation of the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, the Office of Fair Trading did not produce a separate impact assessment or small firms' assessment for the registration of estate agents for money laundering purposes, when deciding to require compulsory registration. In deciding upon compulsory registration, the OFT was concerned to minimise the burdens on business and has framed the information requirements and registration fee accordingly.
Hywel Williams: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the monetary value was of foreign direct investment from China (a) in total, (b) in each sector and (c) in each industry sector in each of the last five years. 
|Industrial activity of UK affiliates|
|Net foreign direct investment flows into the United Kingdom from China||Net FDI international investment position in the United Kingdom from China|
|(1) Indicates that no data were returned|
(2) Indicates that data are disclosive and cannot be published
ONS Business Monitor MA4, Tables 5.3 and 6.3
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