§ Mr. Gorrie
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take steps to improve the openness and accountability of the funding of further education colleges. 
§ Mr. Wilson
We have completed over the last 8 months a thorough review of the way further education colleges are funded, followed by a widespread consultation with the further education sector on proposed changes to that methodology. The process itself has been conducted in an open and accountable way, with representatives of the colleges being involved at all stages, and our intention is that the end product will be a system which is as open and accountable as possible.