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Higher Education

Volume 400: debated on Tuesday 25 February 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people entered higher education from (a) Lancashire and (b) the North West of England in 1997 and each subsequent year. [94131]

The latest available information is shown in the table.

2002–032005–06Increase of 2005–06 over 2002–03$of total increase in funding
Teaching and learning, of which:3,9434,9631,02044
Centres of Teaching Excellence035352
Access and widening participation86132462
Management, Leadership and strategic development1534191
Student support1,5781,99641818
1 Foundation degree development and incentives

As shown in the table above, the funding allocated to 'teaching and learning' will increase by £1,020 million between 2002–03 and 2005–06. Of that increase, £287 million will be for capital and £733 million for recurrent expenditure, made up of funding to cover increased costs and the anticipated increase in student numbers. The recurrent increase also includes additional funding for human resources and pay differentiation for those who teach well (which will be consolidated into all institutions' block grants and allocated by formula once they develop satisfactory human resources strategies) and Centres of Teaching Excellence. The funding allocated for the Centres of Teaching Excellence, and other smaller initiatives that will not be allocated to all institutions by formula, will make up around 6 per cent. of the total recurrent increase in teaching and learning.