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Mrs. May: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what the total estimated cost is of the establishment of the Supreme Court; and how much is expected to be spent on (a) design, (b) building work and (c) financial management. 
Ms Harman: As announced on 14 June 2007, the estimated set-up costs for establishing a Supreme Court are £56.9 million. The building work will cost £36.7 million, which will be paid for by an annual lease charge of £2.1 million over 30 years. Both these amounts are within original estimates. The additional £20.2 million covers professional adviser fees, programme team costs, furniture, IT services and library costs. Of that £20.2 million, £2.6 million is design costs associated with the renovation of the UK Supreme Court.
Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (1) why the head of residence at HM Prison Wandsworth was removed from her post in September 2004; and if she will make a statement; 
Mr. Sutcliffe: It is not Prison Service policy to discuss information relating to individual members of staff. As the hon. Member is aware the subject matter of these questions is covered by an ongoing enquiry.
Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice on what basis the post of Head of Personnel at HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs is entitled to receive the required hours allowance; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Prison Service policy is that only managers in paybands E, F and G will receive required hours addition (RHA) allowance. The post of Head of Personnel at HMP Wormwood Scrubs has recently been incorporated within the HR Business Partner role, and is graded at senior manager, payband D. This post does not attract the payment of RHA.
Ms Harman: None. The Crown dependencies (the Isle of Man and the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey) are self-governing dependencies of the Crown with their own directly elected legislative assemblies, administrative and fiscal systems and courts of law, and each is responsible for its own system of youth justice.
Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the success rates are for the complete framework of (a) further education, (b) adult and community learning, (c) school sixth forms and (d) work-based learning for (i) post-16, (ii) 16 to 18 and (ii) over 18-year-olds for Levels 1 to 3 qualifications for each year between 2000 and 2006. 
Bill Rammell [holding answer 30 January 2007]: The following table shows success rates in further education (FE) and work based learning (WBL) from 2000/01 to 2004/05. These data were published in the Statistical First Release, Further Education and Work Based LearningLearner Outcomes in England for the relevant year.
Learner data for school sixth forms are currently not collected on the LSCs ILR, so success rates can not be calculated. However, statisticians in the Department and the LSC are working to collect data which will enable the calculation of these success rates; a date for publication has not yet been agreed.
As the Home Office is coordinating the implementation programme for the Bichard Inquirys recommendations. I refer the hon. Member to my written statement of 22 May 2007, which accompanied publication of the Government's 4th Progress Report.
As we reported, good progress has been made in implementing Sir Michaels Bichards Recommendations. 21 of the 31 Recommendations are now substantially delivered and the outstanding projects are going forward under agreed programmes of work to clear milestones.
Mr. Boris Johnson:
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of students who had previously studied for (a) higher national
diplomas and (b) foundation degrees went on to study honours degrees in each year since 1994-95. 
Bill Rammell: The available information on higher national diploma (HND) qualifiers and foundation degree (FD) qualifiers who went on to study a first degree in the following academic year only is shown in the tables. The figures were derived from the destinations surveys, which collect information about the destinations of qualifiers six months after qualification. Figures for 2005/06 will be available next month.
The available information is limited to qualifiers who went on to study for a first degree in the year immediately following qualification: it does not cover those who chose to progress to a first degree at a later stage.
For a number of reasons, it is difficult to draw reliable conclusions about the trends in the numbers of FD qualifiers who went on to study for a first degree in the following academic year, compared to students who completed HNDs. FDs were only introduced in 2001/02 and until 2004/05 there were relatively low numbers of qualifiers, which makes the figures inherently more volatile. It is also important to note that FD qualifiers tend to be older than HND qualifiers. Older qualifiers are less likely to go on to study for a first degree in the year immediately following qualification, because they are often already employed and tend to have other financial and domestic commitments. They may therefore be more likely to proceed to further study at a later date.
In addition, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) reported in their January 2007/03 (web only) report, Foundation Degrees Key Statistics 2001-02 to 2006-07, that some students on FDs who proceed to further study are reported as having qualified with an honours degree without having been reported as obtaining a FD degree, which has the effect of reducing the number of FD qualifiers who are recorded as having gone on to study for a first degree.
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