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Digital Technology: Training

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 5773, tabled on 7 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding for digital skills.

Answered on

23 July 2015

Digital skills provision in maintained schools, taught within the computing curriculum, is funded through the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) which is the responsibility of the Department for Education. Public funding for digital skills in Further Education and Skills and Higher Education is the responsibility of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The Department for Education and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills regularly speaks to Her Majesty’s Treasury about all aspects of funding for schools, Higher and Further Education.