§ Mr. Hopkins
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding was provided by each local Learning and Skills Council to school sixth forms in(a) 2002–03 and (b) 2003–04; and how many students each of these school sixth forms has on its roll. 
§ Mr. Charles Clarke
The Department allocates funds for the provision of education in school sixth forms to the Learning and Skills Council (LSC). Information about these allocations at local level is not collected by the Department. This is an operational matter and the responsibility of the LSC. Mark Haysom, the LSC's Chief Executive, will write to my hon. Friend with this information, including the pupil number data and a copy of his reply will be placed in the Library.