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Training

Volume 171: debated on Tuesday 1 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is the total sum to be expended by his Department on the finance of training in the current year; and by what percentage this has changed in real terms over the past five years.

[pursuant to his reply, 5 April 1990, c. 817]: I regret that the figures for expenditure given in the table accompanying my original reply were incorrect, being shown in millions, instead of billions. The correct figures are set out in the table:

Year£Percentage
1985–861,648,500,000
1986–871,830,700,000+11·1
1987–881,945,400,000+6·3
1988–892,328,800,000+19·7
1989–902,840,400,000+22·0
1990–912,693,00,000−5·2
The percentage changes remain unaltered.