§ Mr. Gorrie
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will phase in the changes in the method of calculating the funding of further education colleges, so that they will not take full effect until August 1999. 
§ Mr. Wilson
We have yet to take decisions on changing the funding methodology for further education colleges, in light of responses to consultations following a recent review. When we do, we shall wish to consider appropriate transitional arrangements, including the possibility of phased introduction of certain elements.