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Pupils: Travel

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the number of students in each local authority area who travel at least 20 miles to their further education college. (304839)

The information requested is not available. To provide it would entail disproportionate costs.

The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) has undertaken analysis of Travel to Learn Patterns for 16 to 18-year-olds at Further Education Providers as part of the work on responsibility for 16 to 19-year-olds transferring to local authorities following the machinery of government changes. This analysis looked at the local authority of the learner and the local authority of their provider. Much of this work has been published on the LSC’s website. An example of this analysis, for the East of England, can be found at:

http://www.lsc.gov.uk/regions/EastofEngland/whatwedo/14-19TransitionProjects.htm

However, this analysis does not look at the number of miles that a learner travelled to their FE provider.