§ Mr. Martyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Meirionnydd Nant Conwy constituency, the effects on Meirionnydd Nant Conwy of his Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. [1549771511W
§ Mr. Wills
Outlined are details of the effects of a range of the Department's policies on the Meirionnydd Nant Conwy constituency. The Welsh Assembly will be able to provide details of education policies.
Numbers of known starts on Modern Apprenticeships for the requested constituency since 2 May 1997 (as at 30 November 2000) are as follows, broken down by financial year:
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy Financial year Foundation Modern Apprenticeships1 Advanced Modern Apprenticeships2 Total 1997–98 0 40 40 1998–99 32 48 80 1999–2000 135 49 184 2000–013 91 44 135 Total 258 181 439 1 Foundation Modern Apprenticeships, formerly known as National Traineeships, were introduced nationally in September 1997. 2 Advanced Modern Apprenticeships, formerly known as Modern Apprenticeships, were introduced nationally m September 1995. 3 To date
- 1. The Trainee Database System (TDS), form which these data are taken, is less complete than Management Information supplied to the Department by Training and Enterprise Councils (TECs) (around 95 per cent.).
- 2. In addition, the postcode information on the TDS, from which parliamentary constituency data are compiled, are 95 per cent. complete.
- 3. TEC Management Information does not provide information at parliamentary constituency level.
WBTYP trainee database
New Deal for Young People
In the Meirionnydd Nant Conwy constituency, 443 young people have joined the New Deal to end December 2000. 253 have found jobs, 201 of which are sustained.
Labour market statistics
The working age employment rate in Denbighshire UA in autumn 2000 was 72.7 per cent., below the UK rate of 74.7 per cent. The rate in autumn 1997 was 72.2 per cent.
The claimant unemployment rate has fallen from:
8.7 per cent. in February 1997 to 5.4 per cent. in February 2001 in the Clwyd, South constituency.
The constituencies of Caernarfon, Ynys MÔn and Meirionnydd Nant Conwy are covered by the North West Wales Employment Zone. The zone began operating in May 2000 and by December 2000, 882 people had started on the Employment Zone. Of these people 37 had entered employment by December 2000.