§ Mr. Boswell
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what plans he has to transfer buildings(a) from the Further Education Funding Council to the Learning and Skills Council and (b) from TECs to local Learning and Skills Councils; and what will be the net cost of transfers, sales and reprovision. 
§ Mr. Wicks
It is our intention that the Learning and Skills Council should take over the lease on the Further Education and Funding Council's main premises in Coventry. Government Offices are currently undertaking an exercise, in consultation with TECs, to identify suitable premises for the local Learning and Skills Councils. Our priority will be to work closely with TECs to make the most cost effective use of existing premises wherever possible, either for the LSC, for a franchisee of the Small Business Service or for other local activities. It is too early at this stage to estimate the net costs of transfers, sales and reprovision.