§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how much funding from the Exchequer is required for the new training scheme which is additional 31W to the youth opportunities programme schemes, which the new training scheme is to supersede; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
Our estimates for the costs of the youth training scheme for next year are not yet complete, but the full financial costs are likely to be around £1 billion. The current year's provision for the youth opportunities programme in £743 million.