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|Accepted applicants to full-time undergraduate courses in England via UCAS 1994-2008|
UCAS applicant data. The applicant figures cover applicants submitting one or more applications to an English institution (in 1994/95 each applicant could submit up to eight applications; this was reduced to six from 1995/96, and to five from 2008/09). Students in this table applying to English institutions may also have applied to institutions in one or more of the other home countries, and some may have been accepted to institutions in those countries. In 2008 the Nursing and Midwifery Admissions System (NMAS) was subsumed in to the UCAS application system and part of the increase from 2007 to 2008 can be attributed this factor. There were 14,184 applicants who were accepted to former NMAS courses, the majority of whom were English domiciled (and NMAS was only for English institutions).
Mike Penning: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of residents in (a) Hemel Hempstead constituency, (b) Dacorum, (c) Hertfordshire, (d) the South East and (e) England entered university in each of the last 10-years. 
The Government does not collect data on the number of people resident in a particular
area who are not in higher education. Therefore, it is not possible to calculate what proportion of residents in Hemel Hempstead constituency, Dacorum, Hertfordshire and the South East entered university in each of the last ten years.
At national level, the higher education initial participation rate (HEIPR) covers English-domiciled 17-30 year old first-time entrants to higher education courses, at UK higher education institutions and English, Scottish and Welsh further education colleges, who remain on their course for at least six months. The latest available figure is 43 per cent. in 2007/08.
The numbers of all-aged entrants to higher education from Hemel Hempstead constituency, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, the South East and England, in each of the last ten years, are shown as an alternative in the tables. Figures for the 2008/09 academic year will be available in January 2010.
|Entrants( 1) from Hemel Hempstead constituency( 2) , Dacorum c ensus d istrict( 2) Hertfordshire local authority( 2) , the South East Government Office Region( 2) and England UK higher education i nstitutions( 3) : Academic years 1998/99 to 2007/08|
|Academic year||Hemel Hempstead||Dacorum||Hertfordshire||South East||England|
|(1) Covers postgraduate and undergraduate entrants to both full-time and part-time courses.|
(2) The table does not include entrants where the parliamentary constituency, local authority area, census district and Government Office Region of the student cannot be established due to missing or invalid home postcodes.
(3) Excludes the Open University due to inconsistencies in their coding of entrants over the time series.
Figures are based on a snapshot as at 1 December and are rounded to the nearest five.
Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)
Mr. Willetts: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much and what proportion of the funding awarded to higher education institutions as a result of the changes to the funding for students studying for equivalent and lower qualifications has been designated as core teaching funding for 2009-10. 
Mr. McFadden: This policy redistributes funding for the teaching of students studying for equivalent or lower qualifications (ELQs) to the teaching of students who have not previously benefitted from higher education. For 2009-10 we have asked the Higher Education Funding Council for England to redistribute £60 million from a total support for ELQ students of £325 million.
There is no dedicated proof of concept fund. To ensure businesses receive the most cost effective and comprehensive range of support a new national framework for proof of concept support was adopted by the RDAs in March. The framework comprises funding of up to £500,000; access to facilities, including business incubators, laboratories and science parks; and tailored help including help with business and financial planning and coaching on how to pitch for investment.
This new national framework ensures help is targeted to the specific needs of businesses. It avoids the overlap and duplication that would be created by a dedicated proof of concept scheme. All RDA support for proof of concept will be fully aligned with the national framework by 31 March 2010.
Mr. Clifton-Brown: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many British businesses which (a) export and (b) do not export have entered into administration in each of the last 36 months. 
John Penrose: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much the Insolvency Service spent on (a) promotional items and (b) gifts in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Hague: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many times the Secretary of State has met Saif al-Uslam Gaddafi in an official capacity; whether the subject of (a) commercial contracts for oil and gas and (b) Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi have been discussed at any such meeting; and if he will place in the Library records of each meeting. 
Mr. McFadden: My noble Friend the Secretary of State has had one official meeting with Saif al-Uslam Gaddafi. There was no discussion of commercial contracts for oil and gas. Saif al-Uslam Gaddafi raised the case of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi. My noble Friend the Secretary of State made clear that this was a matter for the Scottish Executive.
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