Clause 14

Part of Further Education and Training Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:30 pm on 12th June 2007.

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Photo of Phil Hope Phil Hope Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Skills), Department for Education and Skills 12:30 pm, 12th June 2007

I regret not responding to that point before. The power to establish FE corporations in Wales was transferred to the National Assembly for Wales in 1999. By virtue of the Government of Wales Act 2006, that power thus transferred to Welsh Ministers when the new First Minister was appointed. The clause thus makes no substantive change to the situation in Wales, unlike the decisions that affect England. On that basis, I urge the hon. Gentleman to withdraw his amendment.