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Adult Learning Grant

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department spent on the adult learning grant in each year since 2005; and how much he expects his Department to spend on the adult learning grant in each of the next three years. (210439)

The Adult Learning Grant (ALG) has been available throughout England since September 2007 and in its pilot phase (from 2003). The following table details the amounts which the Department has spent on ALG in the last three financial years:

£ million

2005-06

7

2006-07

10.7

2007-08

17.5

The Department has a budget of £32 million for ALG for each of the next three financial years (2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11), which will be allocated in line with applications from adults supported by ongoing marketing of the scheme.