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Learning and Skills Council: Finance

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the adult Learning and Skills Council budget for (a) the North West, (b) Greater Manchester, (c) the West Midlands and Birmingham and (d) London was in the latest year for which figures are available. (247548)

The London Adult Skills budget for 2009-10 was set out in the latest Grant Letter to the Learning and Skills Council published on 18 November 2008, as £635 million.

The Adult Skills budget allocations process for 2009-10 is currently underway. This involves discussions with FE Colleges and providers, partners and other organisations which will inform final decisions. 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. Member with further information including the most up to date figures. A copy of his reply will be placed in the House Library.