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Volume 167: debated on Monday 12 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give the total number of (a) YTS trainees with employment contracts in December 1989 and for each of the standard regions, Scotland, Wales and Great Britain.

The information requested is in the table.

Numbers of trainees with employed status, in training at 31 December 1989
Great Britain114,421
South East16,725
South West10,258
West Midlands12,483
East Midlands and Eastern15,772
Yorkshire and Humberside12,817
North West17,617

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment which are the 10 largest managing agents involved in YTS; what is the total number of trainees contracted to them; and what was the total Government expenditure on them in December 1989 for Great Britain.

The table shows the 10 largest single contract managing agents in Great Britain, together with the number of agreed places.

Managing AgentsAgreed Places
Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)34,000
Non-Electrical Programme

Managing Agents

Agreed Places

Electrical Programme9,500
Clothing and Allied Products Industry Training Board7,228
Sight and Sound4,515
Motor Agents Association4,000
Association of British Travel Agents2,650
British Rail1,900
British Association of Professional Hairdressing Employers1,830
Hairdressing Training Association1,760
County of Avon Youth Training Scheme1,750
Total number of places69,133

The total amount paid to these managing agents during December 1989 was £11,516,489·93.