§ Ms Blears
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what progress has been made in encouraging young people to remain in further education. 
§ Mr. Wicks
The Government have a range of policies to encourage young people to remain in further education. For example, the £275 million Further Education Standards Fund will help to promote better retention rates in colleges; and our new student support arrangements, with an additional £30 million funding, will also help young people to keep studying.