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Youth Training

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Paymaster General if he will explain the new rules concerning youth training scheme schemes run by voluntary organisations; and if he will make a statement.

Under the two-year youth training scheme, which will commence in April 1986, there will be a single method of funding and administration. Providers will receive a management fee of £110 per contracted place per year and a basic grant of £160 per filled place per month. Organisations—including those in the voluntary sector—which offer places for young people with special needs will receive an additional premium of £110 per filled place per month and those voluntary organisations currently involved in the youth training scheme as mode B1 providers will also be eligible for transitional funding in 1986–87 and 1987–88. Voluntary organisations providing specialised training places for disabled youngsters will receive extra payments of £75 per filled place per month on a permanent basis (but will not be eligible for transitional funding). The new administrative arrangements will give current mode B1 providers much greater freedom than at present in the management of their schemes.

Local authority district1983–841984–85
Mode AMode BMode AMode BMode AMode BMode AMode B
Greater Manchester Total13,5636,6816376616,4196,3206,7922,262
* The entrants figures include a number of young people who have joined more than one youth training scheme.
† The figures quoted for completions exclude young people who left schemes before completing their full entitlement to training.