Skip to main content

Perfect Gift Scheme

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what evaluation has been made of the Perfect Gift scheme; and if he will place a copy of the evaluation report in the Library. (251200)

The Perfect Gift scheme was launched as a pilot project in October 2007 in nine further education colleges across England (one college per Learning and Skills Council region). Following the launch, individual colleges were responsible for ongoing promotion and communication. Initial evaluation with participating colleges showed that despite encouraging media coverage at launch, the take-up of vouchers during the pilot was lower than anticipated. The low take-up determined that the pilot would not be developed further. As a result, the production of a formal evaluation document was not deemed necessary.