§ Alan Johnson
The Department allocates funds to the Learning and Skills Council for the provision of education and training in the post-16 learning and skills sector. The Department does not provide a specific budget to the LSC for individual colleges. It is for the Learning and Skills Council to determine for itself the right level of investment in institutions from the funds allocated to it for learning participation. Mark Haysom, the council's chief executive, will write to the hon. Member providing details of the funding situation of Salisbury College. A copy of his reply will be placed in the House Library.
Colleges are independent corporations and, as such, employment issues are an internal matter for the college.