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Further Education Funding

Education and Skills written question – answered on 14th June 2005.

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Photo of Gordon Prentice Gordon Prentice Labour, Pendle

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many further education colleges have reported that they expect to be in financial deficit in this financial year; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Bill Rammell Bill Rammell Minister of State (Universities), Department for Education and Skills

The latest data that the LSC has collected from further education colleges regarding their 2004–05 financial position is from the 2004–07 financial plans. These financial plans indicate that 78 out of 390 colleges (20 per cent.) were forecasting a financial deficit for 2004–05.

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