§ Mr. McLoughlin
I have been asked to reply.
The Construction Industry Training Board negotiates individually with each training and enterprise council the number of training weeks rather than training places under youth training the CITB will provide. In 1991–92 in the north-west a total of 158,905 weeks were contracted, of which 127,482 were delivered.
At March 1991 there were 2,235 young people in youth training with the CITB in the north-west.
The CITB is not itself a training manager for employment training but provides support to employment training training managers through direct contracts with them. The detail of these contracts is not known to the Department.