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Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent estimate he has made of his Department's capital expenditure assigned to (a) further and (b) higher education in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11. 
Mr. Simon: Budget 2009 announced additional capital funds for further education of more than £300 million for this spending review period (2009-10 and 10-11), with the total FE capital budget for 2009-10 being £827.6 million, and in 2010-11 being £448.1 million. This budget will cover expenditure on projects which have already been approved as well as new projects.
Stephen Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) how many colleges were on the register of education and training providers in each year since 1997; 
Mr. Simon: The Register of Education and Training Providers was established in 2005 to support the Home Office in tackling immigration abuse in the education sector. This was absorbed into the new UK Border Agency's (UKBA) Register of Sponsors on 30 March 2009 which will carry out a similar role.
The Register also held approximately 15,000 other education and training providers at the time it ceased operations. Any education or training provider is free to call itself a college and without disproportionate expense the number using that descriptor for their activities cannot be identified.
|Annex A: Total statutory further education colleges (including sixth form colleges) on register|
|Annex B: Statutory further education colleges (including sixth form colleges) created since 1997|
In all but three instances, the colleges crated were as a result of merger with other colleges.
|Annex C: Statutory further education colleges (including sixth form colleges) closed since 1997|
In all but one instance, the colleges crated were as a result of merger with other colleges.
Stephen Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of courses leading to (a) a higher national diploma qualification, (b) a higher national certificate qualification and (c) a foundation degree were taught in further education colleges in (i) 2006-07, (ii) 2007-08 and (iii) 2008-09. 
Mr. Lammy: The latest available information regarding students studying for higher national diplomas (HND), higher national certificates (HNC) and foundation degrees in further education colleges and higher education institutions is given in the following table. Figures for the 2008/09 academic year will be available in January 2010.
|Enrolments( 1) to HND, HNC and foundation degree courses by type of institutionEnglish further education colleges and higher education institutions academic years 2006/07 and 2007/08( 2)|
|Level of study||2006/07||2007/08|
|FEC||Total FEC and HEI||Percentage FEC||FEC||Total FEC and HEI||Percentage FEC|
|(1) Covers enrolments from all domiciles to both full-time and part-time courses.|
(2) FEC figures for the 2007/08 academic year are provisional. Final data are available in January 2010.
Figures have been rounded to the nearest five and proportions are based on unrounded figures. FEC figures are on a DIUS whole year count basis and HEI figures are on a HESA standard registration population.
FEC figures from the LSC Individualised Learner Record (ILR). HEI figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent progress has been made on the reallocation of responsibilities of the Learning and Skills Council; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Simon: We have made good progress with the transfer of functions to local authorities, the Young People's Learning Agency and to the Skills Funding Agency. We are on track to implement shadow arrangements by September 2009 ahead of the formal transfer in April 2010. The new arrangements are designed to deliver better and more focused services for young people, adults and business.
The changes are intended to allow local authorities to take a clear lead on the integrated delivery of all children's services from birth to 19, including supporting the rise of the participation age to 19. Post-19, a new Skills Funding Agency will take up the challenge of delivering on our 2020 skills ambitions (as set out in the Leitch Review) by leading a demand-led system delivering a range of skills training at a time and place that suits both learners and employers.
This has allowed the LSC to take forward the appropriate HR processes to establish shadow structures by September 2009. On the same timeline, the recruitment processes for the YPLA chair and chief executive and the chief executive of Skills Funding began in April. We have already established the National Apprenticeships Service that will see a radical change in driving up demand for and delivery of
apprenticeships to young people and adults. The Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, which contains the draft clauses that will underpin the Machinery of Government reforms, is progressing through Parliament having already concluded Commons Committee in April.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which countries do not reciprocally recognise qualifications in skills training and apprenticeships funded by his Department. 
Mr. Lammy: The Department does not hold this specific information. However from a European perspective, in most member states certain professions are regulated and the EU directive on professional recognition requires authorities which give access to the profession to take account of qualifications gained elsewhere within Europe.
Mr. Moore: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of the Government's official development assistance finding was met by each relevant department in each year since 2007; what proportion is expected to be met by each relevant department in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Douglas Alexander: A summary of the make-up of UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) in 2007 and 2008 was published in March in the DFID Statistical Release "Provisional UK Official Development Assistance as a proportion of Gross National Income, 2008" available on the DFID website (www.dfid.gov.uk). A summary is provided in the following table.
|Departmental breakdown of UK official development assistance|
|Out-turn 2007||Provisional 2008|
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Stroud of 16 March 2009, Official Report, columns 951-2W, on financial services: electoral register, what the timetable is for the consultation. 
Mr. Wills: As mentioned by my hon. Friend the Minister of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (Mr. Thomas) to the question asked on 16 March 2009, Official Report, columns 951-52W, by my hon. Friend the Member for Stroud (Mr. Drew), the Government are committed to holding a public consultation to establish how removing the provisions that govern the edited register would impact not just on individuals but the economy as a whole.
The exact timing of the consultation has not yet been finalised but it is our intention to launch it shortly. The consultation will enable the Government to build a firmer evidence base about the advantages and disadvantages of the edited register and consider the way forward on the basis of the responses received.
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