§ Ms Dari Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made on the PPP project for the Army Foundation College at Harrogate. 
§ Mr. Spellar
I am pleased to be able to say that a contract has been let to Defence Training Services Ltd., a joint venture between Jarvis Projects Ltd. and Halifax Bank, to provide and run a modern residential Army Foundation College at Harrogate, with the associated accommodation and infrastructure support services, for a period of 30 years. The military element of the training at the college will continue to be delivered by uniformed personnel. This investment of private finance and expertise will create a flagship college where young112W people will have a unique opportunity to gain qualifications combining vocational education with military leadership skills.