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Science: Finance

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the funding was for the Learning and Skills Improvement Service STEM Programme in each of the last three years for which data are available; and how he plans that it will be funded in the future.

Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Minister of State (Universities and Science)

holding answer 25 November 2011

For 2009/10 and 2010/11, the Department did not specify an amount of funding for the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) STEM Programme. Funding was incorporated in the total ‘sector directed’ element of the Grant funding letter.

From April 2011, LSIS is funded through the Skills Funding Agency Adult Participation Budget. The sector, in the form of the LSIS Council, determines the level of funding and LSIS deploys this to meet the needs identified by the sector and its key stakeholders.

The Department and LSIS remain committed to improving teaching and learning in STEM subjects, and to supporting the wider STEM agenda.

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