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Learning and Skills Council: Finance

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what budget allocations have been made by the Learning and Skills Council for (a) schools and (b) further education colleges in each London borough (i) in each of the last three financial years and (ii) for each of the next two financial years; and if he will make a statement. (220248)

The total LSC Adult Skills budget for London has increased as follows:

£ million

2007-08

588

2008-09

603

2009-10

619

2010-11

672

Details of the budget allocations made by the Learning and Skills Council for each of the London boroughs, relating to the last three financial years and for the next two is not collected at this level of detail by my Department. This is an operational matter for the LSC; decisions are made following discussions with local providers, partners and other organisations. This ensures that the needs of the local communities are met and that the activity delivered supports the council's key priorities and targets. Mark Haysom, the Council's Chief Executive, will write to the hon. Gentleman with further information. A copy of his reply will be placed in the House Library.

Letter from Mark Haysom, dated 1 September 2008:

In response to your question to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, I am able to provide information about the allocations made by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) to school sixth forms and FE colleges in London.

The LSC makes annual allocations to schools and FE colleges on an academic year basis. Funding for schools is allocated through the parent local authority. I have enclosed two summary tables in response to your question. Table A sets out the academic year funding allocations for all local authorities with school sixth forms in London in 2008-09, and for the previous three years. Allocations are made on an annual basis, one year in advance, and so the allocations for 2009-10 will be made in February 2009.

The LSC does not fund academies, which are funded by DCSF directly, and these figures do not include academy funding. You will note that funding for School sixth forms in London has increased by over 9 per cent. in 2008-09 and has allowed us to fund over 5 per cent. more places.

Table B sets out the funding that FE providers have received in 2008-09, and the three previous years.. It should be noted that this table classifies funding by provider borough: many FE providers operate across multiple boroughs and attract significant volumes of learners from other parts of London.

I hope that you find this information useful. Should you require further information, please contact:

Vic Grimes

Area Director

London South LSC

Canius Houses

1 Scarbrook Road

Croydon CRO 1SQ

Vic.grimes@lsc.gov.uk

(a) School sixth forms in London

£

LEA name

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Camden London Borough Council

13,363,527

14,228,986

14,196,273

15,048,442

Islington London Borough Council

2,548,334

2,566,643

1,671,080

1,948,062

Lambeth London Borough Council

4,119,264

4,249,041

3,971,045

4,789,225

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council

4,032,391

4,163,738

2,895,405

3,099,103

Southwark London Borough Council

3,196,301

3,194,087

2,075,434

1,934,597

Wandsworth London Borough Council

11,705,825

11,954,019

10,189,836

11,763,082

Westminster City Council

8,211,566

7,508,399

5,742,366

6,437,139

Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council

8,694,536

10,013,979

10,283,007

11,883,986

Bexley London Borough Council

12,477,632

14,393,922

14,154,339

16,223,918

Common Council of The City of London

5,948

7,487

Greenwich London Borough Council

13,878,339

17,229,890

16,202,9'77

16,606,473

Havering London Borough Council

6,114,777

6,485,657

5,845,493

6,476,417

Lewisham London Borough Council

7,953,073

8,649,210

8,597,369

8,660,846

Newham London Borough Council

3,899,957

4,179,464

3,760,403

4,192,002

Redbridge London Borough Council

21,408,562

24,401,134

25,001,139

26,314,878

The Learning Trust (Hackney)

3,112,548

3,803,358

3,982,414

4,145,912

Tower Hamlets London Borough Council

8,262,137

9,561,778

8,903,638

11,395,646

Barnet London Borough Council

20,458,574

21,619,992

19,981,388

21,618,507

Enfield London Borough Council

17,826,820

19,036,321

18,671,996

18,638,905

Haringey London Borough Council

8,430,212

8,613,205

10,384,226

11,303,487

Waltham Forest London Borough Council

4,804,494

5,201,448

3,831,362

4,342,236

Bromley London Borough Council

22,228,765

24,657,822

24,290,187

26,230,619

Croydon London Borough Council

5,507,256

5,956,759

7,411,577

7,282,380

Merton Borough Council

3,770,099

4,217,242

3,511,097

3,023,358

Richmond Upon Thames Borough Council

360,743

401,567

Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames Council

11,231,079

12,103,387

12,043,258

13,290,990

Sutton London Borough Council

16,278,170

17,129,916

17,568,390

18,932,818

Brent London Borough Council

17,716,462

19,902,997

18,801,282

20,554,764

Ealing London Borough Council

12,331,369

12,747,445

12,111,189

14,372,600

Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council

7,528,563

8,118,577

7,182,701

7,379,008

Harrow London Borough Council

677,454

766,559

6,102,981

Hillingdon London Borough Council

16,297,800

17,884,981

16,875,189

17,801,925

Hounslow London Borough Council

16,140,730

17,483,785

16,947,820

17,178,897

(b) FE Colleges

£

Borough

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Barking

19,968,043

21,174,741

21,920,138

23,020,360

Barnet

32,410,895

33,059,377

34,211,226

34,009,807

Bexley

10,369,460

9,743,442

9,833,560

9,080,839

Brent

29,828,693

28,229,661

26,914,860

27,044,348

Bromley

24,581,006

24,730,461

24,665,705

24,993,535

Camden

13,077,251

12,649,100

12,866,165

13,104,999

Croydon

36,460,857

39,364,090

40,703,887

40,663,608

Enfield

28,530,401

30,329,506

30,764,048

31,314,647

Greenwich

13,833,420

13,863,845

13,628,983

13,151,366

Hackney

45,598,018

45,795,803

45,059,909

44,411,749

Hammersmith and Fulham

41,479,000

41,508,407

41,436,257

42,966,868

Haringey

24,633,015

24,397,304

24,430,925

25,713,127

Harrow

29,661,000

31,711,662

34,360,611

32,136,826

Havering

31,340,968

32,745,168

34,139,136

34,911,646

Hillingdon

19,204,000

19,730,834

20,615,144

22,430,805

Hounslow

16,507,000

17,410,402

17,870,623

18,483,282

Islington

36,123,186

36,611,300

36,714,671

38,354,767

Kensington and Chelsea

9,604,919

9,253,040

9,029,740

10,238,068

Kingston

20,831,054

20,970,647

21,273,894

21,412,623

Lambeth

35,683,709

35,213,169

35,299,215

36,525,662

Lewisham

36,920,881

37,920,520

38,681,642

40,063,395

Merton

12,426,918

12,718,567

12,866,441

13,904,143

Newham

45,977,076

46,503,779

48,290,147

47,640,789

Red bridge

10,624,598

12,000,884

12,291,740

12,710,661

Richmond

28,264,265

28,770,992

29,228,386

30,773,885

Southwark

21,678,393

22,115,664

22,734,932

23,871,707

Sutton

14,976,290

15,367,548

15,605,932

15,940,469

Tower Hamlets

23,302,396

23,554,084

23,767,773

22,396,198

Waltham Forest

37,425,688

38,606,687

39,485,062

39,920,921

Wandsworth

26,889,108

27,899,794

28,280,172

31,214,031

Westminster

72,204,673

75,193,554

76,800,931

80,167,187