To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
(1) for what reasons some learning and skills councils decline to fund veterinary nursing NVQ training;
(2) which local learning and skills councils fund veterinary nurse training through work-based learning funding;
(3) what the policy of the Learning and Skills Councils is on the funding of Veterinary Nursing NVQ training levels 2 and 3;
(4) how further education training courses for veterinary nursing are funded in England.
The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) is responsible for the planning and funding of further education and work-based learning for young people in England and decides whether it will fund individual qualifications through its national funding methodology. As the information requested relates to the LSC's operational responsibilities, the LSC's Chief Executive, Mark Haysom, will write to the hon. Member with the information requested and a copy of his reply will be placed in the Library.