§ Mr. Henderson
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what was the total budget for the Further Education Funding Council for 1992–93 and for 1993–94; and what is the planned budget for 1994–95.
§ Mr. Boswell
The figures requested for grant to the Further Education Funding Council are as follows:
1992–93 1993–94 £million 1994–95 (planned) Recurrent 24.5 2,549.2 2,679.5 Capital — 151.8 157.0 TOTAL 24.5 2,701.0 2,836.5
The funding made available in 1992–93, prior to the establishment of the new further education sector on 1 April 1993, provided transitional funds to help institutions prepare for independence and to meet the costs of establishing the council.