HC Deb 26 April 2004 vol 420 cc797-8W
Mr. Drew

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the changes he is proposing for the funding of new buildings for further education, with specific reference to altering the match funding criteria. [168361]

Alan Johnson

All of the Department's funding for post-16 learning and skills sector capital investment is allocated to the Learning and Skills Council (LSC). The Council has sole discretion in how it chooses to allocate these funds to further education colleges. This includes decisions about the level of funding that it expects colleges to contribute to capital projects. This is an operational matter for the LSC. Mr. Haysom, the Council's Chief Executive, will write to the hon. Member on this matter. A copy of his reply will be placed in the House Library.

Mr. Alan Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many child care places there were in North Tyneside local education authority in each of the last seven years. [164373]

Margaret Hodge

The information requested is shown in the table.

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