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Kensington and Chelsea College Contingency Fund advance

Department for Education written statement – made on 29th January 2020.

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Photo of Gavin Williamson Gavin Williamson The Secretary of State for Education

Given wider exceptional circumstances, the Department for Education will purchase the Kensington Centre (Wornington Road, London) and provide a 125-year lease to the Further Education institute formed by a merger between Kensington and Chelsea College (KCC) and Morley College. The Secretary of State for Housing Communities, and Local Government will be the named freeholder/lessor in each instance.

Parliamentary approval for additional capital of £10,000,000 for this new expenditure will be sought in a Supplementary Estimate for Department for Education. Pending that approval, urgent expenditure estimated at £10,000,000 will be met by repayable cash advances from the Contingencies Fund.

The advance will be repaid immediately following Royal Assent of the Supply and Appropriation Bill.

This statement has also been made in the House of Lords: HLWS68