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Employment (Training)

Volume 940: debated on Wednesday 30 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what was the net expenditure per 1,000 population on adult training centres in Northern Ireland in the year ended 31st March 1977;(2) what was the net expenditure per 1,000 population on adult training centres in each area health board in the year ended 31st March 1977.

The cost of adult training centres is not kept separately from the cost of schools and workshops for the mentally handicapped. The net expenditure per 1,000 popoulation for all of these in the year ended 31st March 1977 was:

Health and Social Services Board
£
Northern1,518
Southern1,381
Eastern1,824
Western2,512
Northern Ireland1,783

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many adult training centres there are in each area health board in Northern Ireland;(2) how many adult training centres there are in Northern Ireland.

The following numbers of centres at present provide training facilities for mentally handicapped adults:

Eastern Health and Social Services Board
—18
Northern Health and Social Services Board
—16
Southern Health and Social Services Board
—9
Western Health and Social Services Board
— 7
Northern Ireland
—50

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the number of persons attending adult training centres in Northern Ireland in the year ended 31st March 1977.