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Individual learning accounts may have been withdrawn because of fraud allegations - but many other complaints have been lodged about the failed lifelong learning initiative, education minister John Healey told the Commons. Replying to a question from Conservative MP Andrew Turner, he said that the scheme's critics had also protested about aggressive marketing, poor value for money and unsolicited learning materials sent to students. He said there would be a replacement ILA-style scheme that would reflect the lessons learned from the investigations.

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