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Adult Education

Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the administrative cost was of those functions of her Department concerned with adult education and basic skills in each year since 1997; and how much that sum represented per adult in the population. [29662]

Mr. Ivan Lewis [holding answer 23 January 2002]: The figures are set out in the table for the period 1998–99 to 2000–01. Figures prior to 1998–99 could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. 'Adult Education' is interpreted as the local education authority secured adult education sector.

Financial yearDfES admin cost (£000)Cost per adult(24) (£)
1998–992070.01
1999–20003510.01
2000–013510.01

(24) The administrative cost for each complete financial year divided by the adult (age 19+) resident population for England (from the Office for National Statistics) taken at the mid point of the calendar year which forms the first nine months of each financial year.


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Student Profiles

Mr. McNamara: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the social class breakdown was in 2001 of students who (a) applied for and (b) were successful in obtaining places on degree courses at British universities in (i) law, (ii) medicine, (iii) engineering, (iv) nursing, (v) B Ed teaching, (vi) accountancy, (vii) veterinary studies and (viii) psychology; and what the percentage change in (A) applicants and (B) successful places has been since 1995, broken down by social class. [29690]

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Margaret Hodge: Information for the years 1995 and 2001, and the percentage change, is shown in the tables. A change in the UCAS application system contributed to the decrease in applications between 1995 and 2001: in 1995 each applicant could make up to eight applications; but in 2001 each applicant could only make up to six applications.

The Government are committed to raising the participation rates for people from less affluent family backgrounds, and have introduced Excellence Challenge, including the AimHigher campaign, which is targeted at raising attainment and aspirations among young people who traditionally would not consider going to university.

Applicants(25) and accepted applicants through UCAS to full-time and sandwich first-degree courses in the United Kingdom by social class and subject

Social class
Year of entryProfessionalIntermediateSkilled manualSkilled non-manualPartly skilledUnskilledNot knownGrand total
1995
Applicants(25)
Pre-clinical medicine3,4893,66587984555412549010,047
Nursing5941,9481,0665605261365605,390
Psychology3,72611,2054,8063,4442,3036582,99129,133
Veterinary science348647136124627571,381
Engineering(26)4,2549,5444,9072,8092,2424672,58026,803
Law2,9197,5983,0622,2591,4624802,03919,819
Accountancy1,1713,9782,2161,5101,0643281,19211,459
Education(27)4,19916,0109,3065,3383,8111,0023,84043,506
Accepted Applicants
Pre-clinical medicine1,7201,571280341167291274,235
Nursing225596290171126311461,585
Psychology1,0152,6711,0557825021366736,834
Veterinary science14524827421028482
Engineering(26)2,4305,0342,4111,4321,1152401,39914,061
Law1,5413,5701,2729655921667938,899
Accountancy4241,3817315383541083903,926
Education(27)1,2854,6052,4421,5139522141,01412,025
2001
Applicants(25)
Pre-clinical medicine2,8053,017690716351741,0038,656
Nursing5382,8781,2211,0861,2221771,5608,682
Psychology2,96910,3274,1763,4092,1435373,17926,740
Veterinary science39469816115171111311,617
Engineering(26)3,4188,2774,0812,3931,6243783,40323,574
Law2,6867,6933,2462,5841,4164762,96121,062
Accountancy1,0003,5871,9431,4298502711,47910,559
Education(27)1,2225,9123,3972,4381,8753522,07117,267
Accepted Applicants
Pre-clinical medicine2,0532,037406439204365005,675
Nursing2461,349472431515586223,693
Psychology1,1663,9811,4041,3057321641,2099,961
Veterinary science175290434826153636
Engineering(26)2,0584,4932,0471,2168411901,74912,594
Law1,7314,6581,7811,5017472561,68612,360
Accountancy4111,4137436493551036264,300
Education(27)5302,4221,3201,0097771157926,965

Percentage change for applicants(25) and accepted applicants from 1995 to 2001

Social class
Year of entryProfessionalIntermediateSkilled manualSkilled non-manualPartly skilledUnskilledNot knownGrand total
2001
Applicants(25)
Pre-clinical medicine-20-18-22-15-37-41105-14
Nursing-94815941323017961
Psychology-20-8-13-1-7-186-8
Veterinary science1381822155713017
Engineering(26)-20-13-17-15-28-1932-12
Law-81614-3-1456
Accountancy-15-10-12-5-20-1724-8
Education(27)-71-63-63-54-51-65-46-60
Accepted Applicants
Pre-clinical medicine19304529222429434
Nursing91266315230987326133
Psychology1549336746218046
Veterinary science21175914160-5056332
Engineering(26)-15-11-15-15-25-2125-10
Law12304056265411339
Accountancy-322210-56110
Education(27)-59-47-46-33-18-46-22-42

(25) In 1995 each student could make up to eight applications; in 2001 each student could make up to 6 applications. In the tables, applicants are counted once under each subject to which they applied.

(26) Includes general, civil, mechanical, aeronautical, electrical, electronic, production/manufacturing and chemical engineering courses.

(27) Includes courses within the Education Group that lead to Qualified Teacher Status. In 1995, the Education group included all sports science, leisure studies and recreation management courses. Since 1997, these courses have been re-coded into other subject lines.


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Special Measures

Mr. Moss: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list (a) the name and corresponding local education authority of each school placed under special measures since May 1997 and (b) the duration for which they were under special measures. [29731]

Mr. Timms: I shall place in the Library a list of the names of schools which have been judged to require special measures since May 1997, together with their local education authority and the length of time they were in special measures. The list also includes a number of schools which were closed while in special measures.

Financial Resources and Initiatives (Dorset)

Jim Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the financial resources and initiatives sponsored by her Department in the last 12 months for Dorset which are additional to the Government SSA grants. [29894]

Mr. Timms: The table shows the Department's allocated grants to Dorset local education authority in 2000–01 and 2001–02.

£

2000–01 2001–02
Standards Fund (revenue)7,369,6229,104,494
Teachers Pay Reform Grant2,069,8232,699,397
Nursery Education Grant (3-year-olds)395,0241,513,512
Nursery Education Grant (4-year-olds)1,332,672
Early Years Training and Recruitment52,300231,024
Early Years Special Education Needs Co-ordinators33,691
Childcare Grant373,7001,670,361
School Standards Grant2,354,0004,866,000
School Budget Support Grant343,176
Education Budget Support Grant100,000
Transitional Funding and Transitional Grant Insurance (former GM Schools)36,8374,742
Capital Grant11,018,0009,061,000

Note:

Amounts are in cash terms. 2001–02 figures may be subject to change.


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Information on other support for projects in Dorset, provided outside the local government finance system, is not readily available.


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