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Results 1–20 of 1000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:John Denham

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Higher Education (29 Jan 2009)

John Denham: We have a world-class higher education system in this country with rising student numbers and an increasing world share of citations and high impact research papers. Total Government investment in HE will rise by 30 per cent. in real terms by the end of this CSR period compared to 1997. This is in sharp contrast to the 36 per cent. fall in funding per student between 1989 and 1997. We have...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Economic Downturn (29 Jan 2009)

John Denham: I have met with university vice-chancellors, representatives of university careers services and graduate recruiters to discuss the response of universities to the economic downturn. The recent publication "Standing Together" provides impressive evidence of universities helping business. I am particularly pleased that HEFCE is supporting universities to help individuals through the...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Learning and Skills Council (12 Mar 2009)

John Denham: Between 1997 and 2007, this Government has invested more than £2 billion in FE capital. We will spend another £2.3 billion in the current spending review period. This investment has meant more than 700 projects in 330 colleges have been agreed. Last week the LSC approved eight new capital projects following its assessment of colleges currently seeking approval and we will provide more than...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Unemployment New Skills (12 Mar 2009)

John Denham: We have, and will continue, to encourage private providers to play an important role in offering skills training to the unemployed. This Government is spending £4.7 billion on adult skills this year. Nearly 20 per cent. of the Adult Learner Responsive and Employer Responsive budget was allocated through private providers in 2008-09. The majority of providers for the Employability Skills...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Unemployment New Skills (12 Mar 2009)

John Denham: I refer my right hon. Friend to the answer I gave earlier to the my hon. Friend the Member for Stockton, South (Ms Taylor).

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Adult Learning (12 Mar 2009)

John Denham: I refer my hon. Member to the answer I gave earlier to my hon. Friend the Member for Stockton, South (Ms Taylor)

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Self-Employed: Training (30 Apr 2009)

John Denham: Small businesses will be the top priority for the growing support that is available through Train to Gain, including the planned £350 million growth in the programme over the next two years. We have also made Train to Gain more flexible for small businesses in ways designed to meet their particular needs. But I want to make sure we are doing enough. So I have asked Peter Jones to lead a...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Apprenticeships (30 Apr 2009)

John Denham: 240 young people and adults in Macclesfield started an apprenticeship in the six months from August 2008 to January 2009. This is an increase from 190 in the same period in 2007/08, and shows the result of the extra investment we have made in apprenticeships in England. Nationally the number of apprenticeship places has also increased dramatically. 225,000 people started apprenticeships last...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Members: Correspondence (10 Jun 2009)

John Denham: I have now replied to my right hon. Friend's letter.

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Small Business (21 Feb 2008)

John Denham: We have increased our commitment to our Leadership and Management programme through Train to Gain from £4 million this year to £30 million per year. This aims to develop the capacity of small business managers to understand the skills needs of their business, and to make use of the publicly funded Train to Gain programme. We expect to support around 42,000 companies with between 10 and 250...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Skills Training (21 Feb 2008)

John Denham: It is vital that employers are aware of the benefits skills training can unlock for both employers and their employees. Through "Train to Gain" more than 70,000 employers have been engaged since its launch in April 2006. We launched the "Skills Pledge" in June 2007 and now have more than 950 employers committed. And through our skills marketing campaign, 'our future, its in our hands', we are...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Adult Learning (21 Feb 2008)

John Denham: We have safeguarded an annual budget of £210 million to 2010/11 to provide personal and community development learning, to widen participation in informal learning and to ensure that people who live in pockets of deprivation do not lose out. The consultation that I launched last month, "Informal Adult Learning: Shaping the Way Ahead", re-affirms our commitment to this kind of learning and...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: National Apprenticeships Service (27 Mar 2008)

John Denham: The proposed National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) will have end to end responsibility for the Apprenticeship programme, including accountability for the national delivery of targets. Full functions and objectives of the National Apprenticeship Service are detailed in Section 4 of 'World-class Apprenticeships: Unlocking Talent, Building Skills for All' published on 28 January 2008. The NAS...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Learning and Skills Council (27 Mar 2008)

John Denham: The White Paper 'Raising Expectations: enabling the system to deliver', was published jointly with DCSF on 17 March 2008. This sets out proposals to replace the Learning and Skills Council with two new systems. Responsibility for 16-19 funding will transfer to local authorities, supported by a new Young People's Learning Agency. For adults we propose to strengthen the demand led approach,...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Departmental Domestic Visits (31 Mar 2008)

John Denham: I have visited the following venues: Date Centre Reason 8 November 2007 Queen Elizabeth Centre, London To attend the Technology Strategy Board 22 November 2007 International Conference Centre, Birmingham To attend the Association of Colleagues conference

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Young People not in Education, Employment or Training (15 May 2008)

John Denham: In the UK, the proportion of 18 to 25-year-olds not engaged in full-time education or employment is down from 19.4. per cent. in 1997 to 18.1 per cent. today. There are 707,000 in England—that's 15 per cent. Of these, 243,000 are looking after a family or home. 85,000 own their own home outright, or are buying their own home. Those on out of work benefits are already subject to...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Further Education Colleges (15 May 2008)

John Denham: £2.4 billion of capital investment has been made in the further education sector, including investment for information and learning technology (ILT) in the last 10 years, compared to ear marked expenditure of zero pounds in 1997. A record further £2.3 billion will be invested over the next three years—enabling us to continue the 'once in a generation' opportunity we have to build...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Undergraduate Courses: Access (15 May 2008)

John Denham: This Government are committed to ensuring that talented people from all backgrounds are able and willing to develop their potential through higher education. We are putting £48 million per year into the Aimhigher programme, have introduced an improved student support package, and launched a prospectus for university links with academies and trusts. In addition, the Aimhigher Associates...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: New University: Somerset (15 May 2008)

John Denham: We have responded to the clear demand for local university provision by giving the chance for 20 towns or regions to develop new university centres or campuses by 2014. I am delighted by the interest and enthusiasm which this new "University Challenge" has generated. Any specific proposal in Somerset would of course be considered on its merits, and such proposals will be assessed by the...

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Departmental Domestic Visits (22 May 2008)

John Denham: Since the creation of the Department in June 2007, I have not visited Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland in an official capacity.


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