To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the expansion of the technical and vocational education initiative.
At present there are 81 LEAs in TVEI extension. A further 22 LEAs will begin their extension in September 1990. These authorities have now received an offer of funding for 1990–91. The total budget available to my Department for expenditure on TVEI in 1990–91 is £134 million.