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Learning And Skills Councils

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of members of (a) each local learning and skills council and (b) the Nation al Learning and Skills Council declare a record of political activity, broken down by party. [80990]

Pursuant to my answer on 28 November, Official Report columns 397W, 398W and 399W, while attempting to make plain that appointments to the LSC are made through fair and open competition, and that we seek to attract applications from individuals with a wide range of appropriate experience, I said that this was regardless of any political affiliation they may have. This should in fact have read "regardless of any political activity that they may have undertaken".