§ Sir John Farr
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what steps he intends to take to achieve quality control with the minimum of administration in training and enterprise councils and in training providers.
Training and enterprise councils agree with my Department a strategy for managing quality. This is an integral part of their corporate and business plans. These plans form the foundation of contractual arrangements between TECs and my Department. This quality strategy sets out the mechanisms the TEC will use to ensure improvements in value for money and relevance of their provision, and includes their arrangements to ensure the capability and efficiency of their training providers. I have taken steps to ensure that administrative procedures imposed upon TECs are kept to a minimum.