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Education: Wolverhampton

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much capital expenditure his Department has allocated to (a) the University of Wolverhampton and (b) Wolverhampton further education colleges since 1997. (322264)

Capital expenditure for the higher education sector is administered by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). Since 1997, HEFCE has allocated £41.191 million to the University of Wolverhampton for capital related developments.

Capital expenditure for the further education sector has been administered by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) since April 2001. Before this time, capital expenditure was administered by the Further Education Funding Council. Since 2001, a total of £6.5 billion of projects have been approved “in detail” including an LSC grant support of £3.4 billion. Since 1997, £5.478 million of capital grant support has been allocated to the City of Wolverhampton College.