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Volume 172: debated on Thursday 17 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will state for each of the periods 1 April 1989 to 31 March 1990 and 1 April 1990 to 31 March 1991 (a) the funds available for (i) employment training and (ii)

Employment TrainingYouth Training
1989–90 Provisional Outturn1990–91 Plans1989–90 Provisional Outturn1990–91 Plans
Total Expenditure£1,097 million£1,156 million£1,002 million£903 million
trainee weeks10·5 million11·2 million19·4 million1
average in training202,000215,000373,0001
Expenditure on: Allowances£527 million£505 million22
Trainee travel£30 million3£48 million3
Childcare£15 million344
1 During 1990–91 youth training targets have been set for vocational qualifications achieved, but not for training weeks of numbers in training.
2 TECs and training providers are required to ensure that trainees on youth training receive at least the minimum levels of trainee allowance. The public contribution towards trainee allowances cannot be separately identified because employers also contribute and a proportion of trainees are employed and receiving wages.
3 TECs and training providers are required to ensure that travel costs above specified levels are paid to YT and ET trainees and child care costs to lone parents are also reimbursed. Expenditure on trainee allowances and child care will not be separately identified in 1990–91.
4 Child care costs are not available on youth training.

The information requested can be provided for 1987–88 and 1988–89 only since figures for the years prior to 1987–88 are not readily available on a comparable basis and those for. 1989–90 are not yet available.YTS,

(b) the number of (i) ET and (ii) YT trainee weeks achieved or forecast on those resources, (c) the number of (i) ET and (ii) YT trainee places provided or forecast on those resources and (d) the amounts to cover (i) training allowances, (ii) trainee travel, and (iii) child care for single parents.