§ Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people have received training under the training opportunities programme in each of the last five years in the Bishop Auckland constituency, Durham county council, the Northern region and the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
The information is as follows:
Adults completing courses under the training opportunities scheme Bishop Auckland* County Durham* Northern Region Great Britain† 1977–78 — — ‡— 78,610 1978–79 — — 5,200 70,190 1979–80 38 1,458 5,670 74,490 1980–81 26 1,248 5,160 66,420 1981–82 ║11 1,057 ¶4,450 61,400
* Separate figures on the numbers of adults receiving training under the training opportunities scheme in Bishop Auckland or County Durham before 1979–80 are not available.
† The training opportunities scheme does not cover Northern Ireland.
‡ Until the 1978–79 financial year the present Northern region formed part of North East region.
║ The apparent sharp fall in 1981–82 is due to one course finishing later than expected in 1982–83.
¶ This figure does not include adults completing courses in Cumbria, which was transferred to the North West region on 1 October 1982.