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Departmental Conditions of Employment

Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what percentage of employees in his Department are (a) on a flexible working contract, (b) on a job share employment contract and (c) work from home for more than four hours a week. [233855]

Mr. Simon: Any member of staff can request a change to their working pattern and line managers consider requests in line with the Department’s policy and guidance.

13 per cent. of all staff work part-time but information is not held centrally on how many job share and information could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

There is one person who has a formal home-working contract and works more than four hours a week from home.

Departmental ICT

Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many (a) memory sticks, (b) laptop computers, (c) desktop computers, (d) hard drives and (e) mobile telephones were (i) lost by and (ii) stolen from his Department in each year since its inception. [234091]

Mr. Simon: The records do not distinguish between lost and stolen items.

2007-08 2008 to date

(a) memory sticks

one lost and subsequently recovered.

None

(b) laptop computers

one lost and subsequently recovered

None

(c) desktop computers

None

None

(d) hard drives

None

None

(e) mobile telephones

2

2


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Departmental Written Questions

Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of Questions for written answer tabled to his Department in each month of the current parliamentary Session were answered within (a) one week, (b) one fortnight and (c) one month. [235361]

Mr. Simon: The information requested can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

English Language: Immigrants

Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many places were available on English for Speakers of Other Languages courses for immigrants in each of the last 10 years. [234315]

Mr. Simon: Since 2001, the Government fund English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses through the Skills for Life strategy as part of the Learning and Skills Council’s (LSC’s) overall adult skills budget.

The data collected by LSC cover all eligible ESOL learners in England whether they are long-term residents or recently arrived in the UK.

Providers are not required to hold a specific number of ESOL places but rather meet learner demand within the funds allocated. The data collected shows the number of enrolments by learners on courses with Skills for Life ESOL learning aim.

Learning aims enrolled

2001/02

302,254

2002/03

409,749

2003/04

455,080

2004/05

538,681

2005/06

549,558

2006/07

335,232


Higher Education: Admissions

Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many UK-domiciled undergraduate students studied at universities in England in 2006-07. [235327]

Mr. Lammy: In the 2006-07 academic year there were 1,356,055 UK domiciled undergraduate enrolments at English higher education institutions.

Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many students there are for doctoral degrees at each university in England. [235328]

Mr. Lammy: Figures are given in the following table. The latest period for which figures are available is the 2006/07 academic year; figures for the 2007/08 academic year will be available in late January 2009.


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Doctorate enrolments( 1) by higher education institution—English higher education institutions
2006/07 academic year
Higher education institution Doctorate enrolments

Open University

780

Cranfield University

960

Royal College of Art

40

Royal College of Nursing

5

Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College

45

Central School of Speech and Drama

10

University of Chester

40

Canterbury Christ Church University

310

York St. John University

25

College of St. Mark and St John

5

Partington College of Arts

45

Edge Hill University

20

University College Falmouth

5

Harper Adams University College

25

University of Winchester

80

Liverpool Hope University

25

University of the Arts, London

80

University of Bedfordshire

135

University of Northampton

105

Newman College of Higher Education

5

Roehampton University

140

Royal Academy of Music

10

Royal College of Music

20

Southampton Solent University

25

St. Martin's College

50

St. Mary’s University College, Twickenham

10

Leeds Trinity and All Saints

5

University of Worcester

95

Anglia Ruskin University

295

Bath Spa University

60

University of Bolton

110

Bournemouth University

170

University of Brighton

300

University of Central England in Birmingham

110

University of Central Lancashire

290

University of Gloucestershire

155

Coventry University

285

University of Derby

200

University of East London

690

University of Greenwich

210

University of Hertfordshire

400

University of Huddersfield

300

University of Lincoln

240

Kingston University

385

Leeds Metropolitan University

270

Liverpool John Moores University

270

Manchester Metropolitan University

465

Middlesex University

345

De Montfort University

395

University of Northumbria at Newcastle

450

Nottingham Trent University

440

Oxford Brookes University

250

University of Plymouth

540

University of Portsmouth

460

Sheffield Hallam University

460

London South Bank University

205

Staffordshire University

205

University of Sunderland

250

University of Teesside

225

Thames Valley University

55

University of the West of England, Bristol

640

University of Chichester

15

University of Westminster

205

University of Wolverhampton

185

Aston University

335

University of Bath

920

University of Birmingham

3,190

University of Bradford

460

University of Bristol

2,220

Brunei University

960

University of Cambridge

5,455

City University

695

University of Durham

1,535

University of East Anglia

1,250

University of Essex

1,215

University of Exeter

1,285

University of Hull

705

University of Keele

535

University of Kent

470

University of Lancaster

990

University of Leeds

2,465

University of Leicester

1,735

University of Liverpool

1,320

Birkbeck College

465

Goldsmiths College

615

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

1,155

Institute of Education

380

King’s College London

1,690

London Business School

70

London School of Economics and Political Science

1,050

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

135

Queen Mary and Westfield College

780

Royal Holloway and Bedford New College

930

Royal Veterinary College

150

St. George’s Hospital Medical School

200

School of Oriental and African Studies

745

School of Pharmacy

150

University College London

1,440

University of London (Institutes and activities)

120

Loughborough University

1,100

University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

2,390

University of Nottingham

3,335

University of Oxford

5,040

University of Reading

1,110

University of Salford

570

University of Sheffield

1,985

University of Southampton

2,500

University of Surrey

1,445

University of Sussex

1,190

University of Warwick

1,905

University of York

1,425

Institute of Cancer Research

100

Norwich School of Art and Design

5

Royal Agricultural College

15

Conservatoire for Dance and Drama

5

Courtauld Institute of Art

110

London Metropolitan University

255

University of Buckingham

40

University of Manchester

4,470

Heythrop College

35

University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury

35

Total

80,490

(1) Figures cover enrolments from all domiciles on full-time and part-time courses.
Notes:
Figures are on a HESA Standard Registration Population (SRP) basis and are rounded to the nearest five therefore components may not sum to the total.
Source:
Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Student Record

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