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Adult Education

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 26 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations he has received about Learning and Skills Council funding for adult education courses in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. (95050)

Our records for the last 12 months indicate that we have received 506 pieces of correspondence on a range of FE funding issues including funding for adult education courses. This includes 237 letters from MPs which include correspondence forwarded from FE college principals and in addition to these letters we have received 14 letters directly from FE college principles on FE funding issues.

Both I and my colleagues have regular meetings with providers and stakeholders and MPs including representative organisations such as the Association of Colleges and the Association of Learning Providers about adult education.