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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 16th July 2009.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Shadow Minister (Education) 11:30 am, 16th July 2009

The House will know about the capital funding crisis in further education colleges, with 150 colleges being encouraged by the Learning and Skills Council to devise expensive schemes. The House may not know, however, that tomorrow a Select Committee report on that subject is to be published. Will the Leader of the House make time for an urgent statement or debate on that report? Members will want to know where the buck stops. Was there insufficient scrutiny, oversight and risk management by those on the Treasury Bench as well as at the LSC?

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