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|Box 1: International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes used to define drug-related poisoning deaths by underlying cause|
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the level of mortality from prostate cancer was in Ashford constituency in each of the last five years. (297609)
The attached table provides the number of deaths where prostate cancer was the underlying cause of death, in Ashford parliamentary constituency, for the years 2004 to 2008 (the latest year available).
|Table 1: Number of deaths where prostate cancer was the underlying cause of death, Ashford parliamentary constituency, 2004-2008( 1, 2, 3)|
|(1) Cause of death for prostate cancer was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code C61.|
(2) Based on boundaries as of 2009.
(3) Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.
Danny Alexander: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average length of time was for which claimants resident in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency were in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in (a) each of the last 12 months and (b) each of the last five years. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking what the average length of time was for which claimants resident in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency were in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in (a) each of the last 12 months and (b) each of the last five years. (297825)
The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) is taken from the Jobcentre Plus administrative system. The length of a claim has been defined as the time between the start of an individual's claim and the count date in each reference month. Table 1 shows the median length of live claims during the last 12 months up to the latest available period in September 2009, and for September of each of the last five years.
National and local area estimates for many labour market statistics, including employment, unemployment and claimant count are available on the NOMIS website at:
|Table 1: Median length of claims of Jobseeker's Allowance of persons( 1) resident in the Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency|
|Median length of claim (months)|
|(1). Length of claim data is only available for computerised claims, which account for 99.7 per cent. of all claims.|
Jobcentre Plus Administrative System
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many Ministers have received training for undertaking their ministerial duties in each year since 2005; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people aged between 16 and 24 years in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Bexley were not in education, employment and training in (i) May 1997 and (ii) each of the last 12 months for which figures are available. 
Table 1 as follows shows the number and percentage of people aged(1) 16 to 24 not in education, employment or training (NEET) in the local education authority (LEA) of Bexley from 2000 to 2008. These estimates are from the Annual Population Survey.
Due to small sample sizes, estimates cannot be provided for areas smaller than LEAs such as constituencies. Please note that these estimates are subject to sampling variability and should be viewed in conjunction with their confidence intervals (CIs), which indicate how accurate an estimate is. For example, a CI of +/- 0.6pp means that the sampling variability ranges from 0.6pp above the estimate and 0.6pp below the estimate. Confidence intervals have been provided in table 1 as follows.
|Table 1: People aged( 1)( ) 16 to 24 not in education, employment or training in Bexley|
|(1) Age used is the respondents' academic age, which is their age at the preceding 31 August.|
(2 )Estimates prior to 2004 are from the Annual Local Area Labour Force Survey, the predecessor to the Annual Population Survey. It covers the period from March in the given year to February in the next.
Numbers have been rounded to the nearest thousand.
Stephen Williams: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much of the adult apprenticeship budget managed by the Learning and Skills Council in 2009-10 is planned to be allocated to (a) adult Level 2 and adult first Level 2 courses, (b) adult first Level 2 and adult first Level 3 courses, (c) adult Level 2 and adult first Level 2 courses for 19 to 24 year-olds and (d) adult Level 3 and adult first Level 3 courses for 19 to 24 year olds. 
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding for higher apprenticeships was provided by (a) the Learning and Skills Council and (b) the Higher Education Funding Council for England in the last 12-month period for which figures are available. 
Kevin Brennan: Our records show that in 2007-08, £202,000 was spent by the Learning and Skills Council on funding level four or higher-level apprenticeship places. This includes new learners who started an apprenticeship that year and funding those who had started their programme in the previous year. Prior to 2006-07, level four apprenticeships were not available. A higher-level apprenticeship is not an award/qualification and as such the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) is unable to capture data regarding provision of that nature.
Higher-level apprenticeships are only available in a limited number of areas, such as engineering and ICT. The Department will shortly publish the Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England (SASE), which will for the first time set out the essential components and standards for all apprenticeship frameworks. The SASE will require that all frameworks include clear career progression routes, including higher-level apprenticeships and other routes through further and higher education.
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeship places in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) Greater London have been lost as a result of the recession in the last 12 months. 
Kevin Brennan: Data about the total number of apprentices made redundant are not currently held centrally. We have put in place for this academic year, from 1 August 2009, arrangements to record the number of apprentices who are made redundant. We expect these data to be available from early in 2010.
Andrew Stunell: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many government-funded apprenticeships have been undertaken in each local authority area in the North West in each of the last five years; 
Apprenticeship funding for further education (FE) colleges and providers is set out in a maximum contract value (MCV). This amount reflects
the anticipated cost for an academic year of supporting learners continuing on programmes from earlier years as well as new starts. We do not fund on the basis of expected places rather the number of total learners that can be supported in a given year with the funds available.
Planning assumptions for funded apprenticeship places for the 2009/10 academic year were published in the Grant Letter to the Learning and Skills Council (November 2008). Further to this, we announced a £140 million package to deliver 35,000 extra apprenticeship places over 2009/10. Although information on apprenticeship places is not available, we do publish the number of apprenticeship starts in each academic year, at both a national and sub-national level.
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