§ Mr. Callaghan
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how much money in(a) cash terms (b) real terms at 1991–92 prices her Department provided of training in the north-west region in each year from 1990–91 to 1993–94; and how 307W much money has been allocated for training in the north-west in 1995–96. 
§ Mr. Paice
There are no consistent figures available for all the years requested owing to changes in regional boundaries and the setting up of the Government office for Merseyside.
In the first year of the present structure—1994–95—the amount spent on training in the north-west was £136.25 million.
For 1995–96, the Government office for the north-west has been allocated £169.826 million to spend on training. This does not include training initiatives run at a national level which cannot be disaggregated to a regional level.