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Yts Courses

Volume 98: debated on Wednesday 4 June 1986

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asked the Paymaster General if he will list the benefits, payments and education authority grants, where appropriate, to which young people on YTS courses are entitled.

Young people on YTS courses receive training allowances. In general, this precludes their receiving any other payments from public funds. However where, exceptionally, the allowances paid fall short of a trainee's overall financial needs as assessed by the Department of Health and Social Security, the balance may be paid by that Department in the form of supplementary benefit.YTS trainees do not themselves receive education authority grants for their off-the-job training, because the block grant paid to managing agents by the Manpower Services Commission makes provision for the necessary tuition fees.