HC Deb 15 April 2002 vol 383 c731W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding has been made available to education authorities in inner London boroughs to promote services for adult education in the last three years. [48681]

Mr. Timms

2001–02 is the latest year for which specific funding figures on adult education are available: the LSC made available £17.8 million in grant to inner London education authorities in that year. Prior to this, it was for each authority to decide how much of its education SSA it wished to spend to promote services for adult education: total education SSA for the inner London authorities was £1,187 million for 1999–2000 and £1,248 million for 2000–01. 'Adult Education' is interpreted as the local education authority secured adult education sector.