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Building Colleges for the Future Programme

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the capacity of (a) the Skills Funding Agency, (b) the Young People’s Learning Agency and (c) local authorities to continue the system for prioritising further education capital projects once they take on functions of the Learning and Skills Council. (277847)

The structures that will come into place following the dissolution of the LSC have been designed to ensure all the organisations have the capacity to discharge their responsibilities including those related to capital projects. We are working closely with the LSC to ensure a smooth transition and it is taking forward a transition plan to implement shadow structures by September 2009.