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Learning and Skills Councils

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the (a) office locations and (b) 2009-10 budgets, of each of the regional councils of the Learning and Skills Council are. (232805)

The office locations of the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) national office and regional councils are set out in the following table. The total budget for the LSC is set out in the Secretary of State's annual Grant Letter. The budget for 2008-09 is £11.590 billion. The 2009-10 budget will be allocated in the 2009-10 Grant Letter shortly. The latest published information about regional programme expenditure was set out in the LSC's annual report and accounts for 2007-08 and is provided in the table:

Office

Location

2007-08 Regional programme spend (£000)

National office

Coventry and London

East of England

Ipswich

1,068,596

East midlands

Leicester

930,280

Greater London

London

1,857,877

North-east

Gateshead

666,993

North-west

Manchester

1,577,542

South-east

Brighton and Reading

1,660,131

South-west

Bristol

1,038,498

West midlands

Birmingham

1,331,930

Yorkshire and the Humber

Bradford

1,097,161