HC Deb 19 May 2000 vol 350 c295W
Mr. Pound

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement on his plans for the location of the local arm of the Learning and Skills Council in West London. [123402]

Mr. Wicks

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has decided that the local arm of the West London Learning and Skills Council (LSC) should initially be located in Hounslow. In taking this decision he has taken into account the suitability and availability of premises in other West London locations as well as the need to get best value for money. My noble Friend the Minister of State has written to the hon. Members whose constituencies are in West London, and copies of the letter have been placed in the Libraries of the House.