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Further Education (Funding)

Volume 86: debated on Wednesday 13 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will take steps to ensure that further education colleges, particularly Telford college, receive the necessary funding for their educational development.

It is the responsibility of the local authorities to decide what provision is made in current expenditure for further education, having regard to their expenditure guidelines. I cannot comment upon the provision made to individual colleges by particular education authorities.