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Expenditure Statistics

Volume 86: debated on Monday 11 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish a table on estimated gross current expenditure per head in England for the latest year available, analysed by sex within age groups, comparable with table 3.11.2 of Cmnd. 9428–II.

The table gives the requested information by age groups for 1983–84, the latest year for which these estimates are available. The Department does not routinely prepare comparable analyses by sex.(2) how much of the total moneys allocated to the youth training programme was spent by each of the Department of Economic Development and the Department of Education in 1983–84 and 1984–85; and what is the estimated breakdown for 1986;(3) if he will make a statement outlining how much money was sought for youth training schemes in Northern Ireland; how much was received; and how it was allocated and spent in 1983–84 and 1984–85.

The budget for delivery of the youth training programme is based upon a physical plan which relates to demand for training, locality by locality. This plan is costed by the Departments of Economic Development and Education, who share the budget which is specifically allocated to the delivery of the programme. Other budgets in both Departments also bear considerable costs relating to the delivery of youth training within their total provision. The amounts voted specifically by Parliament for delivery of the programme, and the actual expenditure incurred, is as follows, broken down by the main schemes comprising the programme. The estimate for 1985–86 was £32·5 million and likely expenditure of £34·9 million is expected.

£ million

First year full-time training*

Second year full-time training*

Second year employment with training*


Likely expenditure

* Rounded to one decimal place.