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Bill Rammell: The Department is committed to realising total annual efficiency gains of at least £4.3 billion by 200708 as a result of Spending Review 2004. Within this total the schools sector is responsible for realising roughly two thirds of the total efficiency gains.
Mr. Pelling: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students in further education have leave to remain in the UK as a member of a family in the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme; and how much in overseas tuition fees was paid by such students in each of the last five years. 
The figures requested are not held centrally as the Home Office does not record whether dependants of migrants under the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme are in further education. However, dependants, aged 16 to 18, of migrants with leave under the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme are allowed to study in the UK without paying fees. The Department for Education and Skills has no information on the specific immigration leave of overseas students in further education in England and cannot identify any fees they may pay.
Jacqui Smith: Decisions regarding the content and timing of the publication of key stage 2 data, published as National Statistics, are taken by the Head of Profession for Statistics. These decisions are taken in line with the National Statistics Code of Practice. Decisions regarding the content and timing of the Primary (KS2) Achievement and Attainment Tables are taken by Ministers.
Mr. Wills: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the administrative costs of (a) the Learning and Skills Council in Wiltshire and Swindon and (b) all Learning and Skills councils were in (i) 2003, (ii) 2004 and (iii) 2005. 
Bill Rammell: Administration costs of local council's are a matter for the Learning and Skills Council. LSC's chief executive, Mark Haysom will write to the hon. Member with further information and a copy of his reply will be placed in the Library.
The LSC is embarking upon a major transformation programme that will make it a smaller, more dynamic and more customer-focused organisation. This will build upon its existing strengths; further develop its relationships with providers and with its partners, and help push the highest proportion of its funding out through colleges and providers into front line delivery. At local level, the LSC will develop small teams of professional staff who will support the delivery of its priority objectives through strategic relationships with colleges, providers and other key stakeholders and so ensure that the needs of local employers and learners are met. I fully support the changes the LSC is making as I believe it will help bring about an organisation that is fit for purpose.
I write to provide further information on your recent Parliamentary Question in which you asked the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the administrative costs of (a) the Learning and Skills Council in Swindon and Wiltshire and (b) all the Learning & Skills councils were in 2003, (ii) 2004 and (iii) 2005.
The attached table shows the total administration expenditure of each of the Learning & Skills Council, its regional offices and national office during the financial years 200203, 200304 and 200405.
|EE090||Bedfordshire and Luton||1,521,678||1 ,934,059||1,924,289|
|EE900||East England Regional Office||380,229||0||0|
|EM030||Lincolnshire and Rutland||1,418,725||1,749,342||1,825,183|
|EM900||East Midlands Regional Office||337,254||0||0|
|GL900||Greater London Regional Office||284,024||0||0|
|NE180||Tyne and Wear||3,233,259||3,546,660||3,648,120|
|NE900||North East Regional Office||21,466||0||0|
|NW250||Cheshire and Warrington||1,766,610||2,274,155||2,286,610|
|NW900||North West Regional Office||72,538||0||0|
|SE260||Milton Keynes, Oxon and Bucks||2,526,535||2,630,468||2,838,174|
|SE280||Hampshire and Isle of Wight||3,116,176||3,597,499||3,746,165|
|SE310||Kent and Medway||3,228,074||3,676,781||3,948,310|
|SE900||South East Regional Office||253,955||0||0|
|SW320||Devon and Cornwall||3,125,682||3,327,553||3,689,940|
|SW340||Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole||1,737,166||2,099,840||2,258,536|
|SW350||West of England||2,442.757||2,986,288||3,201,167|
|SW360||Wiltshire and Swindon||1,740,911||2,114.163||2,055,748|
|SW900||South West Regional Office||269,779||0||0|
|WM410||Birmingham and Solihull||3,502.543||3,748.183||3,704,107|
|WM420||Herefordshire and Worcestershire||1,654,769||2,069,515||2,137.807|
|WM430||Coventry and Warwickshire||1,909,149||2,227,032||2,253,091|
|WM900||West Midlands Regional Office||127,905||0||0|
|YH900||Yorkshire Regional Office||120,090||0||0|
|ANN||National Office and Central costs||124,208.272||120,194.896||106,378.646|
|Depreciation, impairment and losses||18,669||17,099||15,449|
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Fareham (Mr. Hoban) of 18 October 2005, Official Report, column 962W, on the Learning and Skills Council, by whom those learners not funded by the Learning and Skills Council were funded. 
Bill Rammell: There is a diverse range of possible sources of funding for Further Education (FE) provision that is delivered by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) but not funded by the LSC. The most common sources of funding for learners in 2003/04 include: the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE); the Department of Health, national health service (NHS) and regional health authorities; other HM Government Departments and public bodies; overseas funding; United Kingdom (UK) industry and commerce; private training organisations; the Teaching Training Agency (TTA); local education authorities (LEAs); New Deal for both young people and the long term unemployed; funding from Europe including the European Social Fund (ESF); and learners paying for full-cost courses themselves.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Fareham (Mr. Hoban) of 18 October 2005, Official Report, column 962W, on the Learning and Skills Council, in what circumstances the level is not specified. 
Qualification level of courses delivered by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) is not specified where no level is assigned to a course, or where
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the level is mixed or not known. The vast majority of such provision is:
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