HC Deb 04 November 2003 vol 412 cc583-4W
Mr. Boswell

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the future of the Adult and Community Learning Fund. [134979]

Mr. Ivan Lewis

I have decided to transfer the available budget to the Learning and Skills Council from April 2004. The money will be used to support the LSC's Widening Participation Strategy, meet our Skills Strategy commitment to build on the experience of the ACLF, and complement the LSC's strategy for working with the voluntary and community sectors. The decision has the support of NIACE and the LSC.