HC Deb 07 December 1995 vol 268 cc399-400W
Mr. Bryan Davies

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what was the spending per student in colleges of further education in (a) 1993–94 and (b) 1994–95; and what is her Department's estimate for each year from 1995–96 to 1998–99. [4322]

Mr. Paice

Information on the total amount of spending in further education colleges is not held centrally. FE colleges have access to many sources of income, other than public expenditure, and are free to take their own decisions on how these resources are deployed. The Further Education Funding Council, however, holds collated accounting information from colleges, and I am therefore asking the council's chief executive to write to the hon. Member.