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Home Improvement Grants

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when the new system for home improvement grants will come into operation.

[holding answer 25 June 1990]: No date has been set for the introduction of a new improvement grant system in Scotland. The Government's proposals for reform of the present system were set out in a consultation paper which received many constructive comments. These are being considered fully as details of the proposed new system are developed. It is our intention that a further consultation paper will be issued before legislation to reform the system is placed before Parliament.

Table 1: Training Measures
(a) Spending £ million(b) Number of participants1
(i)(ii)(i)(ii)
1987–881988–891989–901990–91 (estimate)1987–881988–891989–901990–91 (estimate)
Youth Training Scheme293·416102·445102·69096·57037,10239,54335,497n/a
Adult Training320·09412·3793·24243,40637,845n/a
Community Programme4138·600n/a37,18212,903
New Job Training Scheme42·490n/a11,6006,946
Employment Training546·777124·100145·00028,52855,311n/a
Business Enterprise Programme (outwith Employment Training)60·3310·2651,8021,876
Community Industry5·5916·2756·4256·6251,4411,5771,5601,550
n/a=not available
1 Number of participants means number of entrants to the programmes or number of starts in training as appropriate.
2 This covers YTS, and in 1990–91 Youth Training. The expenditure figures do not include elements of National Providers Unit expenditure paid for from a GB budget.
3 Adult Training includes the original Job Training Scheme, Training for Enterprise, Access to Information Technology, Self Standing Work