§ 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 Ynys MÔn constituency, the effects on Ynys MÔn of his Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. 512W
§ Mr. Wills
Outlined are details of the effects of a range of the Department's policies on the Ynys MÔn 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.
Ynys MÔn Financial year Foundation Modern Apprenticeships1 Advanced Modern Apprenticeships2 Total 1997–98 3 102 105 1998–99 87 68 155 1999–2000 361 87 448 2000 –013 195 67 262 Total 646 324 970 1 Foundation Modern Apprenticeships, formerly known as National Traineeships, were introduced nationally in September 1997 2 Advanced Modern Apprenticeships, formerly known as Modem Apprenticeships, were introduced nationally in September 1995. 3 To date
- 1. The Trainee Database System (TDS), from 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 Ynys MÔn constituency, 1,091 young people have joined the New Deal to end December 2000. 580 have found jobs, 462 of which are sustained.
Labour market statistics
The claimant unemployment rate has fallen from 12.3 per cent. in February 1997 to 9.0 per cent. in February 2001 in the Ynys MÔn constituency.
Employment zone and Action Teams
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.
The North West Wales Action Team for Jobs operated in Holyhead, which lies within the Ynys MÔn constituency. The Action Team began operating in October 2000: by February 2001 the Team had a caseload of 140 people and 15 people had entered employment.