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Training Opportunities Programme

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish the planned reduction in the number of preparatory training opportunity programmes training places in each region of the United Kingdom and the total.

[pursuant to his reply, 1 April 1980]: The following table shows for each region of the training services division of the Manpower Services Commission the estimated number of trainees

PREPARATORY COURSE STARTS
Region1979–80 (Estimated)1980–81 (Expected)Change
Scotland200340+140
Northern110124+ 14
Yorks/Humberside235352+117
North West637390-247
Midlands804741-63
Wales91135+44
South West111114+3
South East542636+94
London900660-240
Great Britain3,6303,492-138
The TOPS scheme does not extend to no entitlement to a redundancy payment Northern Ireland.