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Higher Education: Finance

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much and what proportion of the funding awarded to higher education institutions as a result of the changes to the funding for students studying for equivalent and lower qualifications has been designated as core teaching funding for 2009-10. (287029)

This policy redistributes funding for the teaching of students studying for equivalent or lower qualifications (ELQs) to the teaching of students who have not previously benefitted from higher education. For 2009-10 we have asked the Higher Education Funding Council for England to redistribute £60 million from a total support for ELQ students of £325 million.