HC Deb 28 January 1992 vol 202 cc511-2W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what funding is available for adult education in Liverpool; how much is currently spent on adult education classes; how many courses and classes(a) are currently available and (b) were available in (i) 1979 and (ii) 1985, in Liverpool.

Mr. Eggar

In addition to grants for education support and training, spending on the further education of adults is covered by the education element of Liverpool's standard spending assessment, which is £202.941 million for the financial year 1991–92. It is not possible to identify within this figure a sum specifically for the education of adults.

Project title Purpose
Agency Systems Planning—Various Assistance given to the Department's Agency Systems Planning branch in connection with agency planning and implementation.
Agency Systems Planning, Training Seminars for Leaders The provision of seminars on project management awareness for leaders of the DSS Agency Implementation Team.
Senior Management Structure—Organisational Analysis and Design Provision of advice and the analysis of organisational issues pertinent to Social Security benefit delivery.
Procurement Management Information System (PROMIS Project) To introduce a common purchasing system to cover all expenditure on goods and services.
Creation of the Purchasing and Supply Manual The creation of a manual to act as a comprehensive guide to purchasing responsibilities and procedures.
Property Consultancy for Headquarters Relocation Feasibility study into various aspects of staff accommodation costs during the period of relocation of DSS headquarters to Leeds.

In 1989–90, the latest year for which actual spending information is available, Liverpool LEA's net recurrent expenditure on the education of adults provided in separate adult institutions was £1.484 million. The cost of education for adults provided within further education colleges is not separately collected.

Information is not collected on numbers of courses and classes. The number of enrolments of those aged 19 and over in LEA maintained further education in Liverpool were (i) 23,700 in 1980–81—figures for 1979–80 are not available centrally—(ii) 29,900 in 1985–86 and (iii) 36,800 in 1990–91.