To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the companies and organisations that have been invited to tender for Manpower Services Commission training project programmes in the last two years.
The information requested is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many training project programmes were put to tender in 1985, 1986 and the latest figure for 1987 by the Manpower Services Commission; and what was the average value of the tenders.
The Manpower Services Commission did not keep a computerised central record of projects put out to tender until April 1987. From 1 April 1987 to 24 March 1988, 131 projects supporting the Manpower Service Commission's training programmes were tendered. The average contracted cost of these projects was £68,000. Information on the average value of individual tenders is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.