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Technical And Vocational Education Initiative

Volume 124: debated on Monday 14 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the total expenditure under the technical and vocational education initiative for each year since its inception; and if he will make a statement on its future funding.

Expenditure to date on the pilot project phase is as follows:

£ million
1983–847
1984–8526
1985–8639
1986–87170
1 Provisional.
In total, some £250 million will have been made available for pilot projects between 1983 and the end of the pilot phase in 1992.In the 1986 White Paper "Working Together—Education and Training" the Government announced the extension of TVEI into a national scheme available to all local authorities in Great Britain from the autumn this year. Funding for the extension amounts to some £900 million over the next 10 years.