The Department allocates funds for education and training in the post-16 learning and skills sector to the Learning and Skills Council (LSC). The LSC decides on allocations at individual college and local LSC level. Information about these allocations is not collected by the Department. This is a matter for the LSC. Mark Haysom the Learning and Skills Council's Chief Executive will write to the hon. Member with details of further education spend per pupil in (a) Leicester South, (b) the Unitary Authority of Leicester City. A copy of his letter will be placed in the House Library.
The following table shows funding per full-time equivalent student in further education in England from 1997–98 to 2004–05. These are cash figures that show total funding for the further education (FE) sector. The figures include monies provided for participation and certain funding for earmarked purposes, including capital, the Standards Fund and other special grants to colleges. These figures are consistent with those published in the 'Departmental Annual Report 2004'.
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