Clause 16

Part of Further Education and Training Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:45 pm 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 12:45 pm, 12th June 2007

I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving way. In terms of the pearls of wisdom he is positing before the Committee, I have to place on the record that in the last two years I have not met one further education college principal who has told me that we should return to the halcyon days of the Further Education Funding Council. If, however, in my extensive conversations with numerous FE principals round the country I have missed somebody, perhaps the hon. Gentleman could tell us which individual said that we should return to that structure.