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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Department for Education and Skills (Baroness Ashton of Upholland): The most effective way to address the issue of smoking in close proximity to children is through public health education. Government media advertising will continue to draw attention to the dangers of second-hand smoke, particularly around children. In addition, cigarette packs now carry a range of new warnings, including "Protect children: don't make them breathe your smoke". Health visitors and other health professionals will address the dangers of smoking around children in their work with families. The Government will continue to keep this issue under review.
Baroness Ashton of Upholland: The total amount of income-contingent loans outstanding at the end of financial year 200102 in the United Kingdom was £5,909.9 million. This includes loans not yet due for
Information on student loans in financial year 200203 will be published during November 2003 in the Statistical First Release: Student Support: Statistics of Student Loans for Higher Education in the United KingdomFinancial Year 200203 and Academic Year 200203.
Baroness Ashton of Upholland: The increase in the amount of student loan in the first three years after the introduction of variable fees will depend on the following factors: the numbers of students entering higher education institutions (HEIs) in those three years; the level of fees charged by each HEI; and the proportion of students who choose to take out loans to cover the cost of their fees, and the value of such loans.
Lord Davies of Oldham: This information is not held centrally. However those areas that net off must identify within their operational cases the sites at which they intend to enforce using cameras and this information is available in the Library of the House.
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