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

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Opposition Whip (Commons), Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much the Government have spent on bursaries in each of the last five years.

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

The total spent on business in England from 2000–01 to 2004–05 is detailed in Table 1. 2004–05 data for Hardship Fund and Opportunity Bursaries will not be available until November 2005. Other Bursaries includes training bursaries for school and FE PGCE students and additional teacher bursaries for continuing professional development (the Professional Bursaries Scheme).

Table 1: Amount of money spent on bursaries 2000–01 to 2004–05
2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05
Hardship and opportunity bursaries 14,822,838 17,230,332 19,568,722 19,125,163 Not available
Other bursaries 77,820,000 136,620,000 137,409,000 154,256,989 156,974,582
Total 92,642,838 153,850,332 156,977,722 173,382,152 Not available

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