HC Deb 06 March 1997 vol 291 c689W
Mr. Gallie

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he will publish his report on the discharge of his duties for further education in Scotland, as required under section 1 of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992; and if he will make a statement. [19481]

Mr. Michael Forsyth

I am pleased that my report on further education in Scotland for 1996 has been published today and has been laid before each House of Parliament.

Copies are available in the Library of the House.

The report, entitled "Further Education in Scotland 1996: Report by the Secretary of State for Scotland", shows that further education colleges continue to improve their delivery of a quality service to students and employers. Incorporation has been a major success, which can be seen by the colleges' achievement of 6 per cent. efficiency gains and a 9 per cent. increase in student activity in 1995–96.