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Charities

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which charities his Department has provided funding of more than £100,000 to in each of the last three years; and how much was given to each. (243139)

The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills was created as a result of Machinery of Government changes in June 2007.

Some of the Department’s non departmental public bodies (NDPBs) are registered charities. These NDPBs are contracted to provide agreed outcomes. The funding provided to these bodies by the Department and predecessor Departments are as follows:

£000

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Design Council

6,179

6,069

6,035

Quality Improvement Agency (QIA)

82,773

109,764

Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS)

100,000

Note:

QIA was part of the merger to form LSIS in October 2008; hence there are no figures for QIA in 2008-09.

In addition to the NDPBs there are several bodies that are contracted to provide services.

£000

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Lifelong Learning UK

1,299

13,081

19,500

NIACE

2,574

10,004

5,098

SKILL

100

160

100

PET

256

255

268

Key:

NIACE: National Institute for Adult Continuing Education

SKILL: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities

PET: Prisoners Education Trust

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) are two NDPBs with charitable status, however they are funded by levy, so attract no Departmental funding directly. However CITB have delivered Invest to Save Projects :

CITB Gas 2006-07 £160,000 (plus £113,000 capital), 2007-08 £103,000