HC Deb 23 January 2002 vol 378 c906W
Annabelle Ewing

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of her Department's budget has been spent in Scotland since the institution of her Department in its present form. [29518]

Estelle Morris

[holding answer 22 January 2002]: Most of the expenditure on education and skills in Scotland is devolved to the Scottish Executive.

My Department does, however, incur some expenditure in Scotland on Career Development Loans and Investors in People (£1.5 million and £0.1 million respectively in 2001–02). Expenditure in Scotland on those programmes makes up less than 0.01 per cent, of my Department's budget for 2001–02.

There is also some expenditure by the Student Loans Company (SLC) on student support for those studying in Scotland. Information on relevant student support is not held centrally but the SLC has agreed to write to the hon. Member further on this.