Cost of Review of Further Education

MQT on 2002-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2002
Question By: 
Angie Bray
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How much public money was used for the production of the Mayor's review of higher and further education in London?



Answer for Cost of Review of Further Education

Answer for Cost of Review of Further Education

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Last month I published two reports on further and higher education in London:`Higher and Further Education in London: a review" was produced in-house. Printing and data purchase costs came to £9,350. The second report, an analysis of student income and expenditure, was produced by Professor Claire Callender, widely regarded as a leading expert in the field of student funding, and her colleague at Southbank University, Martin Kemp. It cost £5,200 to commission and £2,190 to print, a total of £7,390.I consider this to be very good value for money. Further and higher education are of significant importance to London"s economy and students are a large and growing part of London's population. The reports analyse key issues in both sectors and provide valuable data that is not collated in any other publicly available form.The reports will be invaluable in helping me direct the work of Transport for London and the London Development Agency to support further and higher education in London. Professor Callender's conclusions in relation to student hardship, and the growing polarisation of higher education along class, income and ethnic lines, are of significant concern and I have sent both reports to the Secretary of State for Education, Estelle Morris, as a submission to the government's review of student funding. .