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Education Funding: Ashford

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much the Learning and Skills Agency spent on programme expenditure in Ashford local authority area in the most recent year for which figures are available. (117011)

The programme expenditure incurred by the Learning and Skills Council at local authority level is not collected by the Department. This is an operational matter for the LSC as they determine the level of funding required at local level to deliver their key priorities and targets. Mark Haysom, the council’s chief executive, has written to the hon. Gentleman with further information and copy of his reply has been placed in the House Library.