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 administered by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) and I have asked Mark Haysom, the LSC chief executive, to write to the hon. Gentleman with the further information requested. A copy of his letter will be placed in the House Library.