HC Deb 10 June 1997 vol 295 c369W
Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if the revised figures for the number of students in the further education sector as a result of the recent agreement between his Department and the Further Education Funding Council will be the baseline for the next PES round. [2871]

Dr. Howells

The student numbers implied by the Further Education Funding Council for England's allocations to colleges for the academic year 1997–98 will be taken into account in future decisions about public expenditure.