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Postgraduate Courses: State Bursary Support

Baroness Lockwood asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord Lucas: The courses that currently receive state bursary support from the Department for Education are as follows:

Art and Design

Educational Institution Courses
Bournemouth University MA Computer Visualisation and Animation
Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education MA Furniture Design and Technology
Camberwell College MA Conservation (paper)
Cardiff Institute of Higher Education MA 3D Design/Ceramics
Central St. Martin's School of Art MA Industrial Design MA Graphic Design
MA Fashion/Textiles
Chelsea School of Art MA Fine Art
Courtauld Institute of Art Diploma in Conservation of Painting
Diploma in Conservation of Wall Painting
De Montfort University MA Industrial Design
MA Graphic Design and Information
MA Fashion and Textile Design
MA Interior Design
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art MA Public Art
Durham University Diploma Conservation of Historic Objects (Archaeology)
Edinburgh College of Art MA Design
MA Fine Art
Glasgow School of Art MA Design
MA Fine Art
Guildhall University Diploma/MA Design of Equipment for Disability
Hamilton Kerr Institute Certificate in Conservation of Easel Painting
Kent Institute of Art and Design MA Art and Architecture
Leeds University Diploma in Textile Design
Manchester Metropolitan University MA Fine Art MA Industrial Design
MA Textile Design
MA Interior Design
MA Communication Design
Middlesex University Diploma in Video
Middlesex University MA Computing in Design
Newcastle University MA Fine Art
Nottingham Trent University MA Fashion Design
Reading University MA Fine Art
Royal Academy of Schools Diploma in Fine Art
Slade School of Art Higher Diploma in Fine Art
MA Fine Art
Staffordshire University MA Design Ceramics
Teesside University MA Industrial Design for Engineers
Ulster University MA Fine Art
University of Central England in Birmingham MA Textiles MA Visual Communication
MA Fine Art
P.G. Diploma in History of Art and Design
MA Industrial Design
University College Aberystwyth MA Studio Studies
Diploma in Studio Studies
University of Northumbria at Newcastle MA Conservation of Fine Art MA Fine Art

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From the academic year 1995/96 the number of bursaries for postgraduate studies in Librarianship and Information Studies will be reduced by 10 per cent. at each of the institutions listed below:

Librarianship and Information Studies

Educational Institution Course
University College, Wales (Aberystwyth) Diploma in Librarianship
University of Central England (Birmingham) Diploma in Librarianship and Information Studies
University College London Diploma in Library and Information Studies
Thames Valley University Diploma in Management (Librarianship)
Leeds Metropolitan University Diploma in Librarianship and Information Studies
Liverpool John Moores University Diploma in Information and Library Management
Loughborough University Diploma in Information and Library Studies
University of Northumbria Diploma in Information and Library Management
University of North London Diploma in Information Studies
Manchester Metropolitan University Diploma in Information and Library Studies

For the academic year 1995/96 bursaries will be withdrawn from the courses marked with an asterisk.

Other Subjects

Educational Institution Course
Bath University Diploma in Language Studies* (Interpreting & Translating)
Birmingham University Bachelor in Divinity Diploma in Pastoral Studies
Bologna Centre Diploma in European Studies
Bradford University Diploma in Scientific Methods in Archaeology Diploma in Interpreting*
Bristol Old Vic School Certificate in Drama Acting
Bristol University Diploma in Film & TV
Central School of Advanced Speech and Drama Diploma in Voice Studies
City University Diploma in Journalismp* (Newspaper)
College of Europe MA European Studies
Exeter University Diploma in Theology
Kent University Diploma in Vocational Techniques for Career Linguists*
Leicester University Diploma in Museum Studies*Diploma in Post-Excavation Studies
Liverpool University MA in Archive Administration
Manchester University Diploma in Drama Diploma in Art Gallery and Museum Studies*
Moray House College of Education Diploma in Leisure Policy and Practice
Northern School of Film & TV MA Production MA Scriptwriting
Surrey University Diploma in Tourism Management*
University College, Aberystwyth Diploma in Archive Administration
University College, Bangor Diploma in Archive Administration
University College, Cardiff Diploma in Journalism* MA/Diploma in Practical Theology
University College, London Diploma in Archives and Record Management
University of Westminster Diploma in Technical & Specialised Translation*

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Prisons: Prevention of Drug Misuse

Lord Hothfield asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What steps they are taking to prevent detainees in Her Majesty's prisons from illegally obtaining drugs.

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Blatch): Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter to Lord Hothfield from the Director General of the Prison Service, Mr. Derek Lewis, dated 7 March 1995:

Lady Blatch has asked me to reply to your recent Question about the steps being taken to prevent detainees in Her Majesty's prisons from obtaining drugs.

Reducing the level of drug misuse is one of the Prison Service's main strategic priorities. As part of this, the Prison Service will shortly be launching a new and comprehensive strategy for reducing drug misuse. A wide range of measures is being planned to control the supply of drugs into prison including: —wider use of closed (non-contact) visits for those found guilty of drug-related offences —increased use of sniffer dogs —more extensive use of closed circuit television cameras during visits —better use of intelligence to target drug dealers and those inmates and visitors attempting to smuggle drugs into prison —improved training for staff in identifying drugs and in searching techniques.

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Mandatory drug testing for prisoners is a further element of the drugs strategy which is expected to increase significantly the detection of those misusing drugs and will send a clear message to all prisoners that if they misuse drugs they will now have a far greater risk of being caught and punished.

Probation and Bail Hostels: Weekly Costs per Place

Baroness David asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What was the average weekly cost of a place in a probation or bail hostel in 1992–93 and 1993–94 respectively.

Baroness Blatch: The average total weekly costs of an occupied approved hostel place in 1992–93 and 1993–94 were £324 and £335 respectively. For 1994–95, this cost is projected to fall to £284.

Congenital Limb Defects, Isle of Wight

Baroness Nicol asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Whether any research has been undertaken, or is being planned, to establish the cause of recent birth deformities of the hand and arm of babies on the Isle of Wight.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Baroness Cumberlege): At various times during the past 10 years there have been reports of apparent clusters of congenital limb defects including those on the Isle of Wight. In October 1994 the Government established the Advisory Group on Congenital Limb Defects to advise whether useful new information could be gained from further epidemiological research and, if so, to determine the best way of making progress. The group's report, published on 3 February, copies of which are available in the Library, sets out a programme of action which we intend to take forward. The group recommended a detailed, thorough review of all current relevant research and this is already in hand. Three other lines of enquiry identified by the group are being explored by the Department of Health in consultation with the Medical Research Council.

Guinness plc: Investigation

Lord Spens asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Why the "Report and Recommendations of the Licensed Dealer's Tribunal in the matter of TWH Management Ltd.", and the associated files of evidence were withheld from the inspectors appointed by the Department of Trade and Industry in connection with their investigation into the affairs of Guinness plc; and whether there is a legal responsibility on the Secretary of State or other Ministers at the DTI to ensure that such inspectors

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    appointed under Sections 432(2) and 442 of the Companies Act 1985 have all the relevant evidence and information on the transactions being investigated.

The Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Earl Ferrers): The report and recommendations of the Licensed Dealer's Tribunal in the matter of TWH Management Ltd., was received by the department after the inspectors had completed their interim report into the affairs of Guinness Plc. It appears that no consideration was given at that time to disclosing the tribunal's report and recommendations to the inspectors, whose investigation was then in abeyance. The inspectors' interim report and the tribunal's report and recommendations were however subsequently disclosed to the Serious Fraud Office.

The Secretary of State and other departmental Ministers are under no statutory duty to pass information to inspectors appointed under the Companies Acts. However the department is always concerned to pass material to such inspectors wherever it appears that this may be relevant to the matters they are considering.


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