HC Deb 23 April 2002 vol 384 c160W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what estimate she has made of the number of people resident in the Buckingham constituency who are studying a Learndirect course(a) online and (b) at a Learndirect centre; [51384]

(2) which (a) Learndirect and (b) UK online learning centres are based in the Buckingham constituency; and if she will indicate the date they were established in each case. [51385]

John Healey

Just under 2,000 people in the Buckingham constituency have studied, or are studying, a learndirect course with an element of online learning. A large proportion of these will have used a learndirect centre for some or all their learning. It is, however, not currently possible to gather information on where learners are accessing their learndirect learning.

There is a learndirect centre, a learndirect access point and a UK online centre in the Buckingham constituency: The Winslow Centre in Winslow, established in November 1999. This is a learndirect and a UK online centre. Tomorrowclub Ltd. in Aylesbury, established in January 2001. This is a learndirect access point.