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Specialised Diplomas: Finance

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 10 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what additional funding allocations will be made for the delivery of the new diplomas in each year from 2008-09 to 2011-12; and if he will make a statement. (241628)

The estimated funding levels for diplomas from 2008-09 to 2010-11 are shown in the following table:

£ million

2008-09

117.6

2009-10

113.1

2010-11

78.1

These costs include teacher training, additional funding to local areas and per student, and preparation and delivery costs such as transport.

The diploma spending plans for 2011-12 will be considered as part of the next spending review and funding levels will be determined at that stage.