Clause 2

Part of Further Education and Training Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:00 am on 12th June 2007.

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Photo of Bill Rammell Bill Rammell Minister of State (Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education), Department for Education and Skills 11:00 am, 12th June 2007

A combination of changes is taking place through the existing Learning and Skills Council strand 7 of the “Agenda for Change” and the changes taking place as a result of the measures in the Bill, which will generate savings of £40 million per annum. I ask the hon. Gentleman to reflect on the claims made by Conservative Members on Second Reading that the Learning and Skills Council was spending £1.8 billion on administration and expenditure.