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Further Education: Capital Projects

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 29 January 2009

16. To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what plans his Department has for funding capital projects in further education. (252530)

Since 1997, this Government have invested £2.4 billion modernising further education colleges, and plan to invest a further £2.3 billion in the next three years.

However, the pace of demand for capital funding has increased. In addition there are signs that the ability of colleges to raise their own funds for projects is being affected by the downturn.

The Learning and Skills Council will therefore examine the position of individual projects by early March before making further funding decisions.