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Higher Education: Finance

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which higher education establishments in (a) London and (b) England have been assessed as in financial difficulty consequent on approved funding bids from the Learning and Skills Council not proceeding; what assessment has been made of the development costs written off by each higher education establishment in (i) London and (ii) England in respect of those bids; which of those establishments have received financial assistance from the Learning and Skills Council; and what the monetary value is of the assistance provided to each such establishment. (323785)

The Learning and Skills Council has not approved any capital project funding bids from higher education establishments in the last five years either on an in principle or a detailed basis and has, therefore, made no such assessments nor offered such financial assistance.