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Training Schemes (Easington)

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the number of places on the job training scheme in Easington for each week since it started; how many places were taken; and how many trainees have dropped out.

Since 1 April 1987, a total of 521 people from the Easington area have been offered the opportunity to attend an information session about the new job training scheme and it is known that 109 of these have started on a scheme.Trainees leave the scheme for many reasons, some to get jobs. The Manpower Services Commission has commissioned a follow-up survey to look into the destinations of trainees. The first results will be available in the new year.

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is the number of serious accidents sustained by Manpower Services Commission trainees within Easington constituency during the last three years.

Information is not available in the precise form requested. The number of major injuries to YTS trainees in the Durham area over the last three years to the end of September is 29. Comparable figures for adult trainees are not available.MSC accident figures have been compiled on a similar basis to those prepared by the Health and Safety Executive on employed persons. However, the Commission's figures will include a number of accidents to trainees in educational establishments which may not have been reportable to the Health and Safety Executive had the individuals been employed.

Up to 31 March 1986, major injuries were classified according to the severity criteria laid down in the Notification of Accidents and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1980. From 1 April 1986, major injuries are classified according to severity criteria laid down in the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985.