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There are a variety of circumstances why borrowers overpay but this mainly occurs when loans come to the end of repayment. The number of over-repayments has increased over the period covered by the answer as the number of borrowers with ICR loans entering into repayment has grown. ICR loans were introduced in
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1998, so in the early years covered by the answer, relatively few borrowers were making repayments. For student loan borrowers with ICR loans, repayments are predominately made through the tax system. Due to the time lag in the SLC receiving information from HM Revenue and Customs, it is possible for borrowers to overpay before the SLC becomes aware that their repayments should stop.

Where the pattern of payments shows that repayment will be completed during the coming year, the SLC invites borrowers to get in touch to discuss when repayments should stop. Borrowers are then able to make manual repayments. If they do not respond promptly to the SLC, or ignore the invitation, they will probably overpay.

The SLC has recently introduced a new website facility specifically for repaying customers. This will give borrowers the ability to view their most current statement and it will also give them the chance to calculate their balance based on what they can see in their payslips.

The SLC is working on further improving the loan end process and has been asked to put in place arrangements which will reduce the number of borrowers over-repaying at the end of repayment. Those arrangements, which are likely to be voluntary, are expected to be in place towards the end of next year.

Any borrower who has repaid should contact the SLC immediately to obtain a full refund with interest. All refunds include interest at the same (retail price index) rate that was charged on the loan.

Estimated number of borrowers with income contingent repayment student loans who have continued to make repayments although their debt has been cleared( 1)
Financial year Total estimated number of borrowers who SLC has continued to collect from although their loan has been paid off Total number of borrowers who have passed their SRDD( 2) Borrowers who have overpaid as a percentage of those in repayment

2001-02

600

69,900

0.9

2002-03

3,300

231,300

1.4

2003-04

9,900

446,800

2.2

2004-05

15,600

669,100

2.3

2005-06

21,800

885,700

2.5

2006-07

20,900

1,118,700

1.9

(1) Includes all borrowers who have passed their statutory repayment due date (SRDD) irrespective of their current status. English domiciled customers only. Borrowers may be counted in more than one year if they have received refunds in more than one year. The number of over-repayments has increased over the period as the number of borrowers in repayment have increased. Figures rounded to the nearest hundred.
(2) Number of borrowers passed SRDD in years 2001-02 to 2004-05 includes borrowers who have fully repaid their loans.
Source:
Student Loans Company.

Students: North Yorkshire

Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many students received monies from Learning and Skills Council funding in North Yorkshire in each of the last five years for which figures are available. [215738]

Mr. Lammy: Details of student numbers receiving funding from the Learning and Skills Council at the level requested is not collected by my Department. This is an operational matter for the LSC as they determine these matters after discussions with local providers, partners and other organisations that are necessary to support the delivery of the Council's key priorities and targets. Mark Haysom, the Council's chief executive, will write to the hon. Lady with further information. A copy of his reply will be placed in the House Library.

Surveying: Land

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the supply of qualified land surveyors; and if he will make a statement. [216579]

Mr. Lammy: In line with my answer to questions 214450 and 214487 on this subject, tabled by the hon. Gentleman last month, I have asked the Chief Executive of Construction Skills to write to him directly about this matter.

Train to Gain Programme: Expenditure

Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much the Train to Gain programme cost in the latest year for which figures are available, broken down by main budget heading. [216775]


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Mr. Lammy: Since it was rolled out nationally from April 2006, Train to Gain has grown quickly. It has now engaged 92,210 employers, supported 454,920 employees to begin learning programmes, and delivered 186,720 full level 2 and over 23,000 Skills for Life achievements.

The latest available full year figures for Train to Gain spend are contained in the LSC's published accounts for 2006-2007; a summary is set out in the following table.

Table 1: Train to Gain spend 2006-07
£000

2006-07

Employer Training Pilots

20,785

Train to Gain

172,609

Adult Apprenticeships (Level 3 Pilots)

576

Higher Skills for Women

90

Total

194,060


The LSC's accounts for 2007-08 will be published at the end of July 2008.

Vocational Education: Grants

Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what his policy is on the making of grants under the EU Lifelong Learning
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Programme for projects to develop the credit system for vocational education and training; and how many such projects are being funded in England. [216655]

Mr. Lammy: The European Commission issued a call for proposals (Official Journal of the European Union 2008/C 132/08) for projects to develop the credit system for vocational education and training. The closing date for applications to the Executive Agency for Education, Audiovisual and Culture is 13 August 2008. No projects will be selected for funding until after that date.

Vocational Training: Leeds

John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many adults post-16 were in skills training in (a) Leeds Metropolitan District and (b) Leeds West constituency supported by Government schemes or allowances in each year since 1997. [209210]

Mr. Lammy: The following table shows the total number of LSC-funded learners (split by age) resident in (a) Leeds metropolitan district and (b) Leeds West constituency by academic year from 2002-03 to 2006-07. Data for other years are not available.

Aged 16-18 Aged 19+ Total

Leeds metropolitan district Leeds West constituency Leeds metropolitan district Leeds West constituency Leeds metropolitan district Leeds West constituency

2002-03

18,110

1,970

48,600

5,870

66,760

7,850

2003-04

18,670

1,980

51,770

6,580

70,460

8,550

2004-05

19,150

2,070

49,900

6,350

69,070

8,420

2005-06

19,660

2,000

44,200

6,360

64,060

8,390

2006-07

19,960

2,100

35,720

6,210

56,090

8,340

Notes:
1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10; totals may not sum due to rounding.
2. The figures represent total in-learning volumes in a given year (that is to say the total number of individuals who took part in learning at some point during the academic year) and cover Further Education, Work Based Learning, School Sixth Forms (all years) and Train to Gain (from 2005-06).
3. Consistent information on learner numbers in FE is not available prior to 2002-03.
Source:
Individualised Learner Record and School Census

Children, Schools and Families

Academies: Class Sizes

Ms Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average class size in each secondary academy school is. [216662]

Jim Knight: The requested information is shown in the following table.


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Academies : classes as taught by one teacher( 1) , January 2008
Classes taught by one teacher
URN Establishment name Local authority area Number of pupils Number of classes Average class size

105135

St Paul’s Academy

Greenwich

680

28

24.3

134693

Mossbourne Community Academy

Hackney

773

35

22.1

131062

The Petchey Academy

Hackney

354

13

27.2

131609

The Bridge Academy Hackney

Hackney

186

8

23.3

131752

Burlington Danes Academy

Hammersmith and Fulham

781

38

20.6

134314

St. Mary Magdalene Academy

Islington

392

13

30.2

134815

Lambeth Academy

Lambeth

727

38

19.1

135073

Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College

Lewisham

1,302

65

20.0

135070

Haberdashers' Aske's Knights Academy

Lewisham

830

37

22.4

135264

St. Matthew Academy

Lewisham

752

34

22.1

134222

City of London Academy (Southward)

Southwark

946

47

20.1

134225

Harris Academy at Peckham

Southwark

1,158

64

18.1

131747

Harris Academy Bermondsey

Southwark

865

37

23.4

135315

Walworth Academy

Southwark

925

44

21.0

135375

St. Michael and All Angels C of E Academy

Southwark

754

44

17.1

135401

Bacon's College

Southwark

1,031

56

18.4

135316

Ashcroft Technology Academy

Wandsworth

997

50

19.9

130912

Paddington Academy

Westminster

1,010

47

21.5

131262

Westminster Academy

Westminster

794

48

16.5

135242

King Solomon Academy

Westminster

34

2

17.0

134798

London Academy

Barnet

1,140

59

19.3

133769

The Business Academy Bexley

Bexley

1,496

64

23.4

134226

Capital City Academy

Brent

1,082

50

21.6

135249

Harris Academy South Norwood

Croydon

721

39

18.5

135311

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace

Croydon

942

44

21.4

134369

West London Academy

Ealing

1,250

62

20.2

134311

Oasis Academy Enfield

Enfield

179

7

25.6

133386

Greig City Academy

Haringey

828

50

16.6

134797

Stockley Academy

Hillingdon

795

40

19.9

135004

The Harefield Academy

Hillingdon

581

28

20.8

131897

Harris Academy Merton

Merton

660

37

17.8

134003

St. Marks Church of England Academy

Merton

800

38

21.1

132727

Walthamstow Academy

Waltham Forest

718

36

19.9

134993

Sandwell Academy

Sandwell

703

36

19.5

135170

Shireland Collegiate Academy

Sandwell

964

52

18.5

135234

George Salter Collegiate Academy

Sandwell

886

48

18.5

129342

Grace Academy

Solihull

1,015

59

17.2

133697

Walsall Academy

Walsall

926

46

20.1

101857

The Academy of St. Francis of Assisi

Liverpool

769

34

22.6

131065

North Liverpool Academy

Liverpool

990

65

15.2

135174

Belvedere Academy

Liverpool

487

32

15.2

134224

Manchester Academy

Manchester

831

37

22.5

135296

William Hulme's Grammar School

Manchester

691

39

17.7

135313

St. Anne's Academy

Rochdale

557

27

20.6

135071

Salford City Academy

Salford

594

34

17.5

135262

Stockport Academy

Stockport

449

23

19.5

131749

The Barnsley Academy

Barnsley

410

24

17.1

135007

Trinity Academy

Doncaster

1,107

57

19.4

131895

Sheffield Park Academy

Sheffield

1,055

54

19.5

131896

Sheffield Springs Academy

Sheffield

952

46

20.7

130909

Dixons City Academy

Bradford

961

53

18.1

135367

Bradford Academy

Bradford

875

39

22.4

131898

David Young Community Academy

Leeds

878

54

16.3

134221

The City Academy Bristol

Bristol City of

1,011

63

16.0

135300

Bristol Brunel Academy

Bristol City of

827

39

21.2

135295

John Cabot Academy

South Gloucestershire

956

55

17.4

133768

Unity City Academy

Middlesbrough

917

46

19.9

134223

The King's Academy

Middlesbrough

1,051

53

19.8

130908

Macmillan Academy

Middlesbrough

1,393

82

17.0

135176

Oasis Academy Immingham

North East Lincolnshire

678

31

21.9

135209

Oasis Academy Wintringham

North East Lincolnshire

650

24

27.1

135294

Havelock Academy

North East Lincolnshire

704

32

22.0

135337

Barnfield West Academy Luton

Luton

750

34

22.1

135338

Barnfield South Academy Luton

Luton

721

32

22.5

135120

Landau Forte College

Derby

993

51

19.5

135314

Eastbourne Church of England Academy

Darlington

561

28

20.0

128364

The Samworth Enterprise Academy

Leicester

500

19

26.3

135364

Swindon Academy

Swindon

1,118

45

24.8

130247

John Madejski Academy

Reading

577

31

18.6

135263

Thomas Deacon Academy

Peterborough

1,879

92

20.4

133114

The Gateway Academy

Thurrock

778

36

21.6

128340

The Marlowe Academy

Kent

514

33

15.6

135195

Folkestone Academy

Kent

950

47

20.2

135290

Marsh Academy

Kent

818

45

18.2

135297

Leigh Technology Academy

Kent

1,203

67

18.0

135305

Spires Academy

Kent

259

14

18.5

135372

New Line Learning Academy

Kent

894

44

20.3

135371

Cornwallis Academy

Kent

1,419

67

21.2

134253

Djanogly City Academy Nottingham

Nottingham

1,300

73

17.8

135149

Madeley Academy

Telford and Wrekin

708

32

22.1

134814

Northampton Academy

Northamptonshire

1,251

60

20.9

135365

North Oxfordshire Academy

Oxfordshire

657

33

19.9

All academies

68,620

3,470

19.8

All state funded secondary schools(2)

3,082,260

147,630

20.9

(1) Classes as taught during a single selected period in each school on the day of the Census in January. Includes sixth form classes where applicable.
(2) Includes local authority maintained secondary schools, CTCs and academies.
Note:
National totals have been rounded to the nearest 10. There may be discrepancies between the sum of constituent items and totals as shown.

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