Clause 6

Part of Further Education and Training Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:15 pm on 12th June 2007.

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Photo of Rob Wilson Rob Wilson Conservative, Reading East 12:15 pm, 12th June 2007

We spoke earlier about savings to the Learning and Skills Council. Does the Minister agree that the provision of diversity and choice could actually lead to an increase in costs for the LSC? Once choice is introduced into the system, it has the potential to cause major shifts in the nature of the market because of the introduction of learner choice into the marketplace. Has an impact assessment of the potential for the LSC to incur increased costs been carried out?