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Manufacturing Industries: Training

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Karen Lumley Karen Lumley Conservative, Redditch

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding his Department has provided to colleges and training providers to train people for jobs in the manufacturing industry in 2011-12.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes The Minister for Universities and Science, The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

This Government recognise the importance of manufacturing and its key role in rebalancing the economy. Working with industry, this Government are taking action aimed at increasing growth in manufacturing output in the UK by encouraging higher levels of innovation, exports, business investment and technical skills, as well as cutting excessive red tape.

As set out in this Department's Skills Investment Statement 2011 to 2014 (1 December 2011), overall investment in adult further education (FE) and skills will be £3.8 billion in the 2012-13 financial year.

The Skills Funding Agency has responsibility for the funding of post-19 FE and skills training and allocates budgets to individual FE colleges and training organisations. It does not allocate funding at the qualification level. From the 2011/12 academic year we introduced a single adult skills budget. This will provide FE colleges and training organisations with the flexibility to offer the range and balance of programmes, from basic skills to higher-level skills, in the mode of delivery that will best meet the needs of learners, employers and communities in line with demand.

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