HC Deb 11 January 2001 vol 360 c617W
18. Mr. Beith

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement about the allocation of funds to Learning and Skills Councils in the north-east of England. [143477]

Mr. Wicks

The increased resources this Government have made available for education and training has meant that the Learning and Skills Council will receive a 9 per cent. real terms increase in its budget for 2001–2002. People in the north-east stand to benefit fully from their share of these increased resources, including through any allocations made to the four Local Learning and Skills Councils serving the region.