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I have approached the chief executives of the Insolvency Service, Companies House, the National Measurement Office and the Intellectual Property Office and they will respond to the hon. Member directly.
The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has asked me to reply to your question how much was spent on advertising by (a) his Department, (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency for which his Department is responsible and (c) other body sponsored by his Department and its predecessor in each year since 2005.
The Insolvency Service has not spent anything on advertising since 2005.
I am replying on behalf of Companies House to your Parliamentary Question tabled 23 February 2010, UIN 319151 to the Minister of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Companies House spent the following amounts on advertising in each of the five years since 2005:
2008-2009 is the last year for which full figures are available.
The vast majority of expenditure in 2008-09 was spent on informing businesses of their obligations under the Companies Act.
I am responding in respect of the Intellectual Property Office to your Parliamentary Question tabled 23 February 2010, to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
The amounts spent by the Intellectual Property Office on advertising in each calendar year were:
I am responding in respect of the National Measurement Office (NMO) to your Parliamentary Question tabled on 23 February asking the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent on advertising in each year since 2005.
The National Measurement Office spends very little on advertising and such expenditure is not separately identified in our accounting system. In practice, the principal use of advertising would be for recruitment purposes. Any paid advertising of the Agency or its services would be recorded as part of our marketing expenditure. The National Measurement Office has spent the following on these activities:
Between April to December 2005: £Nil on external recruitment advertising and £44,362.97 on marketing activities
In 2006: £10,487.00 on external recruitment advertising and £33,215.52 on marketing activities
In 2007: £11,472.27 on external recruitment advertising and £14,806.55 on marketing activities
In 2008: £11,622.95 on external recruitment advertising and £28,366.09 on marketing activities
In 2009: £11,852.50 on external recruitment advertising and £12,990.42 on marketing activities.
The spend figures are not available for the period between January and March 2005.
In July 2009 we launched Backing Young Britain, a national campaign bringing together businesses, the public sector and third sector organisations to provide a package of support for young people aged 18-24 through and leading out of the recession. The campaign asks organisations to commit to one of three overall aims:
Offering an Apprenticeship
Taking up DWP help to employ a young person
Providing a young person with experience of work
To date, the campaign has been endorsed by 465 organisations from across the private, public and third sectors. Through these opportunities young people can access thousands of work-focused training places, such as internships or Apprenticeships, as well as additional
access to advice through mentoring links and Jobcentre Plus adviser time, and jobs through Routes into Work and the Future Jobs Fund.
We are creating at least 120,000 new jobs for young people through the Future Jobs Fund - the first six rounds of bidding will create up to 104,000 jobs. We have brought forward the Young Person's Guarantee so that all 18-24 year-olds still unemployed after six months will be guaranteed access to a job, work-focused training in FE, work experience or a place on a Community Task Force.
We have created the Graduate Talent Pool which has offered over 12,000 vacancies for graduate internships since the launch at the end of July. By March 2010, 20,000 graduate internships overall will have been created in the private, public and third sectors to help young people develop the skills they need to build their employability. For those new graduates who can't find work the Graduate Guarantee ensures that those still unemployed at six months will have access to an internship, training or help to become self employed.
Through the September Guarantee, we offer every 16 and 17 year-old a suitable place in learning. We are building on this with a January Guarantee in 2010, which will offer all 16 and 17 year-olds who are not in education, employment or training this month a place in Entry to Employment provision. We will invest a total of £8.2 billion in 2010-11 to fund learning for 1.6 million young people, and we will increase 16-19 funding by 0.9 per cent. in real terms in 2011-12 and 2012-13 to continue our commitment to the September Guarantee.
We have rescued and expanded Apprenticeships over the last 10 years. We are committing £140 million to provide 35,000 extra Apprenticeship places in 2009-10 and are providing employer subsidies to create 5,000 new Apprenticeships for 16 and 17 year-olds.
In 2010-11 we will switch significant resources from Train to Gain to create a further 35,000 Advanced Apprenticeship places for 19 to 30 year-olds. Boosting the number of Advanced Apprenticeships is critical to our plans for building the skills of young adults and promoting the overall economic health of the nation.
In December 2009 DCSF, DWP and BIS published Investing in Potential, which sets out current support and our long-term strategy to increase the proportion of 16-24 year-olds in education, employment or training:
http://publications.dcsf.gov.uk/default.aspx? PageFunction=productdetails&PageMode=publications &ProductId=DCSF-01145-2009.
The Automotive Assistance Programme (AAP) Team has had contact with over 90 companies and continues to seek and receive new applications. Two formal offers of support have been made, which were not taken up due to the applicants' success in accessing
financial support elsewhere. BIS officials remain in detailed negotiations with 11 other companies, with a pipeline of projects worth over £2 billion.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much expenditure his Department is planning as part of the National Minimum Wage outreach campaign in 2010; and what road shows are planned to take place in 2010 as part of the campaign. 
Mr. McFadden: This year's national minimum wage outreach activity 2009/10, part of the wider Vulnerable Worker campaign, involved our mobile cafe touring the country, visiting 35 towns and cities. We are currently evaluating the whole campaign, so plans and priorities for 2010/11 have not yet been agreed.
Charles Hendry: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle scrappage scheme; 
Ian Lucas: No detailed assessment has been made by this Department. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, average CO2 emissions of a car bought through the scheme was 133.3 g/km, almost 10 per cent. below the overall new car market average and 26.8 per cent. below the average figure for a scrapped car.
Mr. Sanders: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the number of overseas students in universities in academic year 2009-10 who had previously attended an English language school in the UK. 
Mr. Weir: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many of his Department's private finance initiative projects have been delayed because of problems obtaining finance; and what the monetary value is of each contract. 
Jim Cousins: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the (a) monetary value of and (b) amount of interest incurred in respect of student loans in each year since 2004-05. 
Mr. Lammy: The following table provides the total monetary value of both Mortgage Style and Income Contingent Loans and the amount of interest applied. The number of student loan borrowers has increased each year since loans were introduced in 1990, and it is therefore expected that the loan balance will increase annually. The increase is also due to the introduction of loans for tuition fees in 2006/07.
|Student loan balance and interest applied: England( 1)|
|Financial year||Loan balance( 2)||Interest applied( 3)|
|(1)English domiciled students studying in the UK and El) students studying in England.|
(2)Loan balance at end of each financial year.
(3)Interest applied during the financial year.
Student Loans Company
Mr. Hands: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been paid to each trade union from the Union Modernisation Fund in each year since the fund was started. 
|Grant paid to each trade union by financial year|
|Union||Grant paid (£)|
Where some unions have more than one project, these have been itemised individually above.
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