Clause 16

Part of Further Education and Training Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 12th June 2007.

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Photo of Tim Boswell Tim Boswell Conservative, Daventry 4:00 pm, 12th June 2007

Albeit not intentionally, the Minister has directly challenged me on my record of ministerial responsibility. Does he recall that one of the difficulties in those days was  that all the money as a result of the Hunter recommendations was made available by central Government through the Further Education Funding Council in order to repair the failures of various local authorities—under different political control, no doubt—in the stewardship of their buildings? Money was needed just to meet basic health and safety requirements in the buildings, so that teachers could teach in them.