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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what changes have been made to his Department's budget for training and skills since the publication of the comprehensive spending review conclusions on 9 October. (173162)

Overall investment in further education (FE) and skills will rise to £5.3 billion by 2010-11, an increase of 7 per cent. in real terms compared with 2007-08. This will enable real progress to be made against the Leitch ambitions for world-class skills, equipping adults with the skills they need for sustainable employment and progression. No changes have been made to the budget for FE and skills since the publication of the comprehensive spending review conclusions.