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Learning and Skills Council for England

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 27 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many capital projects were approved under the Learning and Skills Council capital project funding in (a) February, (b) March, (c) April, (d) May, (e) June, (f) July, (g) August, (h) September, (i) October, (j) November and (k) December 2008. (248610)

It is thanks to this Government's commitment to colleges that investment in college capital projects will amount to £2.3 billion between 2007 and 2011.

As a result of this and past spending under this Government nearly 700 projects, at 330 colleges have been agreed by the Learning and Skills Council.

The following table describes all capital projects approved by the Learning and Skills Council for the requested period. This includes all capital proposals approved in principle and in detail, for all proposals seeking capital support from the Further Education, Adult Safeguarded Learning, and 16-19 capital funds.

Number of capital proposal approved (FE, Adult Safeguarded Learning, and 16-19)

Month of approval

In detail

In principle

In total

February 2008

8

3

11

March 2008

14

2

16

April 2008

34

9

43

May 2008

17

4

21

June 2008

24

10

34

July 2008

27

10

37

August 2008

5

2

7

September 2008

11

5

16

October 2008

7

2

9

November 2008

7

7

14

December 2008

10

1

11

Total

219