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Further Education: Stoke on Trent

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the results were of the evaluation by the Learning and Skills Council of Stoke-on-Trent Further Education College’s application for capital funding; and what the reasons were for refusal of the application. (294340)

In line with the recommendations of Sir Andrew Foster’s report a prioritisation exercise was undertaken to identify those projects which were the most urgent and the greatest need. Unfortunately Stoke-On-Trent college was not among the 13 projects which after receiving final approval are now under construction. Details of the Lambert Smith Hampton readiness report and the results of the PricewaterhouseCoopers prioritisation exercise can be found at: