§ Mr. Beggs
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment (1) how many colleges of further education in the United Kingdom have facilities for students who wish to pursue vocational qualifications in construction and engineering at N/SVQ levels 2 and 3; 
(2) what measures are being taken to safeguard those who wish to pursue lifetime learning in construction and engineering at local colleges of further education. 
§ Mr. Paice
Information on the number of further education colleges in the United Kingdom which provide courses in construction and engineering is not held centrally. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State is responsible only for further education in England.
Details of the type of provision available in further education colleges in England are matters for the Further Education Funding Council. I am therefore asking the council's chief executive to write to the hon. Member.