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Train to Gain Programme: Finance

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much expenditure from the public purse has been incurred on the Train to Gain initiative in each month since January 2009; and what funds have been allocated to the initiative for each of the next three years. (277195)

The Learning and Skills Council is responsible for funding of the Train to Gain programme. Based on provisional and unaudited accounts, LSC expenditure on Train to Gain was £72 million in January 2009, £95 million in February 2009 and £91 million in March 2009. These figures will be confirmed when the LSC publish their accounts in July 2009. Figures for April and May 2009 are not yet available.

Planned investment in Train to Gain for 2009-10 (financial year) is £925 million (LSC Grant Letter, November 2008). Planned investment for 2010-11 will be confirmed in autumn 2009, any expenditure beyond 2010-11 will subject to the outcome of the next spending review.