HC Deb 12 June 2000 vol 351 cc455-6W
Mr. Ruane

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what funds the Government have made available for retraining and reskilling farmers and agricultural workers in each of the past 10 years through the Agricultural Training Board and Lantra. [123464]

Ms Quin

[holding answer 23 May 2000]Payments made by the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food to the Agricultural Training Board, ATB-Landbase and Lantra are as follows:

Year £
Payments to the Agricultural Training Board
1990–91 10,349
1991–92 7,303
1992–93 6,700
1993–94 9,755
Payments to ATB-Landbase
1994–95 4,156
1995–96 2,471
1996–97 1,611
1997–98 11,508
Payments to Lantra
1998–99 11,333
1999–2000 1797
2000–013 1,22,328
1 Includes payments under the Government's Sector Challenge Scheme
2 Includes payments under the Agriculture Development Scheme
3 Budgeted

Payments to the Agricultural Training Board included costs associated with the restructuring of the Board prior to privatization in 1994. The payments to ATB-Landbase were for the provision of Industry Training Organisation services and the payments to Lantra were for the delivery of National Training Organisation services.

The figures given in the table do not include funding provided by other Government Departments including Department for Education and Employment and the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, the devolved administrations and the European Commission.