Adult Education: North East

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 20th March 2015.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Labour, Stockton North

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the budget for funding of adult skills in (a) the North East and (b) Stockton North constituency is for 2015-16; and what the percentage change is from that budget in 2014-15.

Photo of Nicholas Boles Nicholas Boles The Minister for Universities and Science, Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Jointly with the Department for Education)

Holding answer received on 19 March 2015

The Skills Funding Agency does not allocate funding to specific geographical areas. The Agency allocates funding to colleges and training providers, some of whom operate on very local geographic footprints, whilst others provide training and skills services to learners and employers across the country. College and training providers are required to work with local enterprise partnerships and local stakeholders to ensure that what they deliver locally is responding to local needs.

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