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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 489: debated on Thursday 19 March 2009

Ministerial Correction

Thursday 19 March 2009

Innovation, Universities and Skills

Train to Gain Initiative

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department has spent under the Train to Gain initiative on advertising in each month of the last 12 months; and how much he estimates will be so spent in the next six months.

[Official Report, 9 February 2009, Vol. 487, c. 1663W.]

Letter of correction from Siôn Simon:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Havant (Mr. Willetts) on 9 February 2009. The figure cited for the total advertising expenditure, excluding VAT, was incorrect. The correct answer should have been: (250118)

National marketing and communications for Train to Gain is delivered by the national Learning and Skills Council (LSC) on behalf of the Department. Records indicate that during the period January to December 2008 total advertising expenditure excluding VAT was £7,716.021. There are no media costs for January 2009 and no projected media costs for February to March 2009. We are currently working with the LSC to develop a dedicated marketing and communications strategy for the financial year 2009-10.