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House adjourned at fifteen minutes before six o'clock.
The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal): My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Andy Burnham) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.
Dr John Doe is a director of the Central Toxicology Laboratory and global head of health assessment at Syngenta. Mr Robert Kemp retired recently from AstraZeneca. He has over 20 years' experience of working as an animal care technician and is the current chairman of the Institute of Animal Technology. Professor Keith Kendrick is head of neuroscience at the Babraham Institute. Professor John Pickard holds senior neurosurgical/neuroscience clinical and academic posts in Cambridge.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Drayson): My right honourable friend the Minister of State for the Armed Forces (Adam Ingram) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.
In June 2005, Her Majesty the Queen graciously approved the award of a Theatre Honour ("IRAQ 2003") and the Battle Honour ("AL BASRAH") for units of the British Army. Subsequently, individual regiments and corps applied to the Army Honours and Distinctions Committee for the award of these honours. Following receipt of the committee's recommendations, the Executive Committee of the Army Board has sought, and obtained, Her Majesty's gracious approval for the following awards to be made.
1 Her Majesty gave early approval, in June 2005, for the Irish Guards to be awarded the Theatre Honour "IRAQ 2003" and the Battle Honour "AL BASRAH". This early award allowed the Irish Guards to Troop their colour, with their new Theatre Honour emblazoned upon it, at The Queen's Birthday Parade.
I would like to inform the House that Mr David Jessel and Dr James MacKeith have been reappointed as commissioners to the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Copies of the press release relating to these appointments are available in the House Library.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (Lord Adonis): My honourable friend the Minister of State for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education (Bill Rammell) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.
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The regulatory impact assessment that was published alongside the Higher Education Act 2004 contained estimates of the fee income for the higher education sector and the costs of student grants and loans. These estimates were updated on 23 March 2005 (Official Report, Commons, col. 71WS). The figures below are a further update of the March Statement. This latest update takes account of latest RAB charges, devolution of student support to Wales from academic year 200607, updated student numbers and decisions about household income thresholds for the new maintenance grant for 200607, announced on 14 July 2005 (Official Report, Commons, col. 35WS). The latest RAB charges from 200607 are 21 per cent for maintenance loans and 33 per cent for fee loans.
|Fee income from standard fee (based on standard fee 200607 fee of £1,200)||£900 million|
|Additional fee income from variable fees (based on 91 per cent of universities charging full £3,000 fee)||£1,350 million|
|New grant of £2,700||£860 million|
|Maintenance loans||£510 million|
|Fee Loans||£600 million|
|Maintenance Loans||Loan Rate|
|Full year rates|
|Students living at home||£3,415|
|Students living away from home in London||£6,170|
|Students living away from home outside London||£4,405|
|Final year rates|
|Students living at home||£3,085|
|Students living away from home in London||£5,620|
|Students living away from home outside London||£4,080|
|Maintenance Grant||Grant rate|
|New students with household income £17,500 or less||£2,700|
|New students with household income between £17,501£37,425||Partial grant|
|Loans for tuition fees||Loan rate|
|New students||Up to £3,000|
|Continuing students||Up to £1,200|
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