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Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: London Metropolitan University: Redundancy (29 Jan 2009)

David Lammy: London Metropolitan University is a company limited by guarantee under the Companies Acts. As such the Secretary of State has no powers to intervene in how London Metropolitan University chooses to operate its employment policies.

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Research: Standards (29 Jan 2009)

David Lammy: Research councils define multidisciplinary research as research that brings together knowledge and modes of thinking from two or more disciplines or established fields of study. The proportion of research supported by each council classified as multidisciplinary research is set out in the following table: Multidisciplinary research as a proportion of research funded, ( approximate ) ...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Students: Children (29 Jan 2009)

David Lammy: The childcare grant is available for full-time, higher education students with dependent children in registered or approved childcare; it is not available to part-time students. In academic year 2007-08 there were 3,700 students with at least one child under three who were receiving childcare grant. While information is available on students who receive a childcare grant, information is not...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Students: Greater Manchester (29 Jan 2009)

David Lammy: In the 2006/07 academic year 1,765 students were admitted to English Higher Education Institutions from Manchester Withington parliamentary constituency. This figure covers entrants to courses of all levels and modes and has been rounded to the nearest five. This figure has been taken from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) student record and is based on a standard registration...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Technology Strategy Board: Grants (29 Jan 2009)

David Lammy: For the period in question there were three projects that received an offer of grant from the Technology Strategy Board, but where no grant was paid due to the inability to provide the matched funding required.

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Educational Institutions: Construction (28 Jan 2009)

David Lammy: In 1997-98, the total capital expenditure in further education colleges in England in the financial year 1997-98 was nil. In total since that time, this Government have invested £2.4 billion and will be investing a record further £2.3 billion across the next three years. Capital funding for further education colleges is administrated by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) and I have asked...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Students: Finance (28 Jan 2009)

David Lammy: The Secretary of State established when he finalised this policy in January 2008 that the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) should conduct an annual review on its impact. I wrote to HEFCE earlier this month setting out the terms of reference for the review. I told HEFCE that they should consider whether there is evidence that any changes to the current approach will help...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Educational Institutions: Expenditure (27 Jan 2009)

David Lammy: In 1997-98, the total capital expenditure in Further Education colleges in England in the financial year 1997-98 was nil. In total since that time, this Government have invested £2.4 billion and will be investing a record further £2.3 billion across the next three years. Capital funding for further education colleges is administrated by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) and I have asked...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Research: Finance (27 Jan 2009)

David Lammy: On 22 January, the Department's grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) was published. This outlines the broad principles on which we expect HEFCE to base their funding allocations. This letter states that we expect HEFCE "to continue to recognise and reward the highest levels of research excellence wherever it is found." It also made reference to the...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Research: Leukaemia (27 Jan 2009)

David Lammy: The Medical Research Council is one of the main agencies through which the Government support medical and clinical research. The MRC is currently funding a large portfolio of site-specific and general underpinning cancer research. In 2007/08, the MRC's expenditure on cancer research amounted to £89.5 million. The MRC's expenditure on research related to leukaemia and brain tumours in 2005/06...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Students: Bankruptcy (27 Jan 2009)

David Lammy: Provisions were included in the Higher Education Act 2004 to prevent student loans from being written off on bankruptcy. The numbers of students notifying the Student Loans Company of their bankruptcy declined from 2004 after the legislation came into effect. Currently student loans are not exempt from IVAs. Borrowers who notified the Student Loans Company of their bankruptcy or IVA while...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Students: Children (27 Jan 2009)

David Lammy: The childcare grant is available for full-time, higher education students with dependent children in registered or approved child care; it is not available to part-time students. For 2008/09, the childcare grant meets 85 per cent. of actual costs up to a maximum of £148.75 per week for one child (85 per cent. of the actual costs of up to £175 a week) or up to £255 per week for two or more...

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Performing Right Society (26 Jan 2009)

David Lammy: I have been asked to reply. As the Minister for Intellectual Property I have met the PRS, and my officials have frequent exchanges with the PRS, in which these matters have been covered. The PRS have confirmed that by the end of January they will publish a draft Code of Practice governing customer relations, and establishing an independent complaints procedure. I will continue to follow this...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Departmental Public Relations (26 Jan 2009)

David Lammy: I received no official briefing from the Department prior to my appearance on Celebrity Mastermind. My appearance was in the spirit of charity and raised £2,750 for Action Aid, an international NGO which helps people in the developing world to fight hunger and disease.

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Foundation Degrees (26 Jan 2009)

David Lammy: The information is as follows. Table 1 shows the number of enrolments in foundation degrees since 2001/02. Table 1: Home, EU and overseas enrolments on foundation degrees English higher education institutions and further education colleges academic years 2001/02 to 2007/08 Academic year Enrolments 2001/02 4,320 2002/03 12,310 2003/04 23,945 2004/05 37,820 2005/06...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Foundation Degrees (26 Jan 2009)

David Lammy: The latest available information published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) is shown in table 1. This information is not available by type of honours institution, or pre/post 1992 university. Table 1: Home foundation degree qualifiers( 1) who progressed to an honours degree; English higher education institutions—academic years 2004/05 and 2005/06 ...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Foundation Degrees (26 Jan 2009)

David Lammy: Qualifiers from foundation degrees by employment sector are not available. The latest figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) for qualifiers from foundation degrees by subject of study have been provided as an alternative. The HESA student record only covers qualifiers from higher education institutions (HEIs). Table 1: Qualifiers( 1) from foundation degrees by subject...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Graduates: Employment (26 Jan 2009)

David Lammy: DIUS Ministers have met groups of university vice-chancellors, representatives of university careers services and graduate employers to discuss the prospects for graduate employment and the contribution of universities to helping individuals and businesses in the economic downturn. Universities' contributions to skills, training and workforce development are exemplified in the leaflet...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Graduates: Government Assistance (26 Jan 2009)

David Lammy: As part of its overall package to support individuals through the economic downturn, the Government are developing proposals to increase the number of internships places for graduates who are unemployed next summer. We expect to offer graduates the opportunity to spend three months with an employer in either the private, public or third sector to apply their learning in the workplace and...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Higher Education (26 Jan 2009)

David Lammy: Transnational education—the delivery of the courses and qualifications of one country in another one—brings great benefit to the individual higher education institutions (HEIs) involved as well as to the country as a whole. It makes a major contribution to the high reputation enjoyed by UK higher education in other parts of the world. The overall value of transnational higher education to...


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