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Graduates

Paul Holmes: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students from (a) Chesterfield constituency, (b) Derbyshire and (c) England graduated in each year since 1997. [308997]

Mr. Lammy: The latest figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) are shown in the table. Figures for the 2008/09 academic year will be available later in January 2010.


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Qualifiers( 1) from Chesterfield parliamentary constituency( 2) , Derbyshire local authority and England. UK Higher Education Institutions: Academic years 1997/98 to 2007/08
Academic year Chesterfield Derbyshire England

1997/98

410

3,755

305,995

1998/99

425

4,045

315,715

1999/00

475

4,055

322,590

2000/01

545

4,425

355,550

2001/02

555

4,585

363,345

2002/03

525

4,800

387,615

2003/04

570

5,130

409,965

2004/05

685

5,350

427,900

2005/06

615

5,155

429,845

2006/07

620

5,165

434,335

2007/08

655

5,715

450,990

(1) Covers qualifiers from full-time and part-time postgraduate and undergraduate courses.
(2) The figures for Chesterfield and Derbyshire do not include qualifiers where the parliamentary constituency or local authority area of the student cannot be established due to missing or invalid home postcodes.
Notes:
Figures are based on a qualification obtained population and have been rounded to the nearest five.
Source:
Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

Higher Education: Nottingham

Mr. Allen: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many residents of Nottingham North constituency attended university (a) in 1997 and (b) in the most recent academic year for which figures are available. [309049]

Mr. Lammy: The latest available information from the Higher Education Statistics Agency is provided in the table. Figures for the 2008/09 academic year will be available later in January 2010.

Enrolments( 1) from Nottingham North constituency( 2) . UK Higher Education Institutions( 3) : Academic years 1996/97 and 2007/08
Academic year Enrolments

1996/97

855

2007/08

1,160

(1) Covers undergraduate and postgraduate students of all ages enrolled on full-time and part-time courses.
(2) The table does not include enrolments where the constituency of the student cannot be established due to missing or invalid postcode information.
(3) Excludes the Open university due to inconsistencies in their coding of students across the time series.
Notes:
Figures are on a snapshot basis as at 1st December and are rounded to the nearest five.
Source:
Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)

Radio Frequencies

Peter Luff: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the Programme Making and Special Events sector's ability to migrate into different interleaved frequencies for use of wireless microphones and related technologies since notice of the clearance of existing frequencies was provided in (a) 2005 and (b) 2007. [308339]

Mr. Timms: The issues surrounding the clearance of the interleaved frequencies used by the Programme Making and Special Events sector, as part of Digital Switchover, have been the subject of extensive consultation by Ofcom. Ofcom's analysis and the responses have been the subject of discussion between BIS and Ofcom and between BIS and the PMSE sector. The Government are currently considering the views of the PMSE sector in the context of the support to be offered in clearing channels 61, 62 and 69 as set out in its Digital Britain report.


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Regional Development Agencies: Marketing

Robert Neill: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much each regional development agency has allocated for spending on advertising, marketing, communications and public relations in 2009-10; what companies each agency has contracted to provide services relating to such matters; what the monetary value is of each such contract; and what services are provided under each such contract. [308697]

Ms Rosie Winterton: Each regional development agency is structured differently to reflect regional priorities. As a result, the information requested is not uniformly recorded or comparable. Each RDA publishes its budget in their annual reports, which are available on the website of each agency and include details of administrative spending.

To provide information for this current financial year, including disaggregated data, could create a misleading impression for the year as a whole and would incur significant and disproportionate costs.

Regional Development Agencies: Pay

Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the salary is of the (a) chief executive and (b) chair of each regional development agency. [308558]

Ms Rosie Winterton: The salary details for chief executives and chairs of each of the eight RDAs (excluding London which is the responsibility of the Mayor) are detailed as follows:

£
RDA Chief executive Chair

Advantage West Midlands

140,772

81,718

East Midlands Development Agency

140,772

81,718

East of England Development Agency

140,772

81,718

Northwest Development Agency

140,772

81,718

ONE North East

140,772

81,718

South East England Development Agency

149,775

(1)54,479

South West Regional Development Agency

140,772

81,718

Yorkshire Forward

131,414

81,718

(1) SEEDA chair remuneration is on the basis of a two day week.

Regional Development Agencies: Political Activities

Robert Neill: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer to Lord Bates of 10 November 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column 150WA, on regional development agencies, what declaration of political activity has been made by each of the named appointees. [308657]

Ms Rosie Winterton: The declaration of political activity made by each of the named appointees are detailed in the following table.


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Political activity declared by RDA board members reappointed in 2009
Member reappointed Political activity declaration Regional development agency

Brendan Connor

None declared

Advantage West Midlands

Peter McCarthy-Ward

None declared

East of England Development Agency

William Pope

None declared

Lord Edward Iveagh

None declared

Tricia Pedlar

None declared

East Midlands Development Agency

Haydon Biddle

None declared

Ruth Thompson OBE

None declared

One North East

Paul Callaghan

None declared

Councillor Peter Jackson

Conservative Group Leader on Northumberland County Council. He represents Ponteland South with Heddon. He chairs the Council's Scrutiny Management Board and is an Executive Member of the Association of North East Councils.

Alexander Pratt JP OBE

None declared

South East England Development Agency

Robert Goldfield

None declared

Pamela Charlwood

None declared

John Savage CBE

None declared

South West Regional Development Agency

Councillor John Weighell

Conservative Group Leader of North Yorkshire County Council and a Member of Hambleton District Council. He is a member of the Yorkshire and Humber Assembly and Vice-Chair of the Association of North Yorkshire Councils.

Yorkshire Forward


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Political activity declared by RDA board members whose terms were extended in 2009
Member extended Regional development agency Political activity declaration

Richard Ellis (Chair)

East of England Development Agency

None declared

Joseph Dwek CBE

North West Regional Development Agency

Has supported both the Labour and Conservative parties

Margaret Fay OBE (Chair)

One North East

None declared

Terry Hodgkinson (Chair)

Yorkshire Forward

None declared


Unemployment: Young People

Mr. Willetts: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of people aged 16 to 24 were not in education, employment or training in each (a) region and (b) local authority area in each quarter of the last 10 years. [303936]

Kevin Brennan: The following table gives the number and percentage of people aged 16 to 24 not in education, employment or training for each region of England for every quarter from quarter two 2000 to quarter three 2009. These estimates are from the Labour Force Survey.

The Labour Force Survey sample is not large enough to provide quarterly estimates for small geographies such as local authority areas. We are able to give annual estimates for local authorities from the Annual Population Survey, which has a larger sample; for annual estimates for local education authorities from 2000 to 2008. I refer the hon. Member to the answers given on 21 July 2009, Official Report, column 1752W, 24 February 2009, Official Report, column 618W, and 26 November 2008, Official Report, column 1721W.


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