pound;41 million allegation not true, says council

27th April 2001 at 01:00
THE Learning and Skills Council said this week that it is not true that the Further Education Funding Council gave pound;41 million to Bilston Community College in 1999-2000, as alleged by FE Focus last week. But they were unable to say how much the FEFC did spend on the college before or after it closed in September 1999.

A spokeswoman said: "The 1999-2000 accounts for Bilston have not yet been published they are yet to be audited and we envisage they will be presented to Wolverhampton College Corporation late summer, who will then be responsible for publishing them."

Bilston was merged with Wulfrun College to create Wolverhampton.

The figure of pound;41m appeared in the document, Funding Allocations 1999-2000, published by the FEFC. It also appeared on the FEFC website until last Friday.

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