HC Deb 03 November 1994 vol 248 cc1397-8W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what was the expenditure on administration in 1993–94 of the Business and Technology Education Council.

Mr. Boswell

The Business and Technology Education Council—BTEC—was established in 1983 to combine and develop the work of the former business education council—BEC—and technician education council—TEC. On 1 October 1993, BTEC ceased to be a non-departmental public body, becoming fully independent. Consequently, its financial arrangements are no longer the responsibility of Secretary of State and now rest with BTEC itself.