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Learning and Skills Council for England

Volume 475: debated on Friday 9 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will publish a reconciliation of Table 8.9 in his Department's Annual Report with Table 4a in the 2007 Annual Report of the Learning and Skills Council. (203874)

The two tables are compiled at different points in the year: the figures in the 2007 Departmental Annual Report (DAR) were based on December 2006 forecasts and the figures in the 2006-07 LSC accounts are the audited figures as at 31 March 2007. In addition, the administration budget for the LSC is not included in Table 4a of the 2006-07 LSC accounts while the European Social Fund budgets are not included in Table 8.9 of the DAR. These are the reasons for the differences that occur between these two sets of published numbers.