University Technical Colleges

Department for Education written question – answered at on 31 March 2017.

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Photo of Michael Gove Michael Gove Conservative, Surrey Heath

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department paid any sums in to the Baker-Dearing Trust in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Department has paid the following sums to the Baker Dearing Trust (BDT):

(a) 2014/15 - £213,191

(b) 2015/16 - £157,364

(c) 2016/17 –£138,341 (from 1 April 2016 – 31 January 2017)

BDT provide advice, guidance and pre-approval support to proposer groups developing applications to establish UTCs. The Department funds this work through a competitively tendered grant award.

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