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Education And Training Costs

Volume 984: debated on Tuesday 6 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his estimate of the total annual cost of education and training undertaken by his Department.

The total annual cost of training of non-industrial staff employed in the Department of Employment group in the training year ended July 1979 has been assessed as £15 million. This covers training internally at the Civil Service college and externally. Salary and accommodation costs of the students themselves are included, but travel and subsistence costs related to staff training were not readily available and are excluded.The estimated expenditure in 1979–80 of the training services division of the Manpower Services Commission is £328 million, of which £98 million relates to training in industry and £230 million to the training opportunities scheme run by the MSC itself.