§ Mr. Ralph Howell
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the cost of all Government training schemes and special employment measures in 1979–80 and 1988–89; and what was the average number of participants in each year.
§ Mr. Nicholls
[holding answer 13 November 1989]: Records are kept on the basis for the standard financial year for accounting for Government expenditure, which runs from 1 April to 31 March.
The Department of Employment Training Agency (ex-MSC, ex-Training Commission) spent the following on training schemes including special employment measures for the number of participants shown:
£ million Participants 1979–80 524.3 316,000 1988–89 2,764.3 1,229,000
Expenditure figures shown are at cash prices. Figures for 1979–80 are taken from the appropriation accounts, and for 1988–89 are provisional and unaudited.
Number of "participants" is the number of people who entered training during the year. This includes a number of people who may have started for a second or subsequent time.
The figures include the following programmes:
and all related administration costs net of receipts.
- Training for the Needs of Industry
- Training for the Needs of Individuals
- Improving Training Effectiveness and Efficiency
- Training Opportunities Scheme
- Skillcentre Training
- Community Programme
- Occupational Training
- Adult Training
- Industrial Training Organisations
- Technical and Vocational Education Initiative
- Non Advanced Further Education
- Youth Training Scheme
- Employment Training
- Scientific and Technical Equipment in Schools (STEPS)
- Special employment measures included in 1979–80
- Community Enterprise Programme
- Youth Opportunities Programme
- Community Industry
- Job Creation Programme