§ Mr. Boswell
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what response she has made to the recent SKILL research, "Enhancing Quality of Life", on the extent of post-school education provision for people with profound and complex learning difficulties. 
§ Margaret Hodge
[holding answer 17 April 2002]: My Department continues to work with the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) and other relevant agencies to develop appropriate responses to the issues raised by SKILL's research report. These include delivering the enhanced role for the Connexions service in transition planning for young people with learning difficulties; the introduction of flexible and innovative approaches to post-school provision; improved inter-agency collaboration in the design, management, delivery and funding of services through, for example, LSC involvement on Learning Disability Partnership Boards; and the implementation of the standards of care for learners in residential provision introduced by the Care Standards Act.