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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:33 pm on 22nd March 2005.

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Photo of Gordon Prentice Gordon Prentice Labour, Pendle 12:33 pm, 22nd March 2005

My friend talks about transforming the further education sector, and about the £1.5 billion that is going into it over the next five years. May I take it that that money will close the funding gap between FE colleges and schools? The principal of my local college, Dr. Alison Birkenshaw, tells me that that funding gap costs the college £500,000 a year, which is a huge sum.