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Further Education: Finance

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills when he expects to receive the report by Andrew Foster on capital spending in further education. (264926)

We fully recognise the need to move forward quickly with the further education capital programme, and regret the need to delay decisions further. Sir Andrew Foster is currently working on his report, but we expect it to be published shortly.

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of the cost of further education college rebuilding projects in England has been funded by (a) the Learning and Skills Council and (b) colleges themselves in each year since 1998. (265050)

Capital funding for further education colleges is administrated by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC). As the information requested pertains to decisions and records held by the Council, Geoff Russell, the acting LSC chief executive will write to my hon. Member with the further information requested. A copy of his letter will be placed in the House Libraries.