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Educational Institutions: Expenditure

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 27 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department has spent on college buildings in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in each year since 1997. (250560)

In 1997-98, the total capital expenditure in Further Education colleges in England in the financial year 1997-98 was nil.

In total since that time, this Government have invested £2.4 billion and will be investing a record further £2.3 billion across the next three years.

Capital funding for further education colleges is administrated by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) and I have asked Mark Haysom, the LSC chief executive, to write to the hon. Member with the further information requested. A copy of his letter will be placed in the House Library.