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Employment Training

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment whether he proposes to make any changes in the financial arrangements for those undertaking employment training to place their children in nursery, creche or playcare.

[holding answer 22 June 1990]: The former £50 limit on weekly payments to childminders has been abolished. Training and enterprise councils and training agency area offices have discretion over the means by which they ensure the provision of child care support for lone parents on employment training.

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will state in real terms the amount to be spent on employment training for each of the financial years 1989–90 to 1992–93.

[holding answer 25 June 1990]: The following table shows, in real terms, the amount spent on employment training in 1989–90 and the amount expected to be spent in 1990–91 to 1992–93.

Expenditure at constant (1988–89) prices

£ million

11989–90

1,030

21990–91

1,034

21991–92

993

21992–93

976

1 Actual expenditure.

2 Planned spend.

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many training contracts with training providers for (a) YTS and (b) ET have not been renewed for the present financial year, listing in each case the name of the training provider, the reason for non-renewal and the number of training places involved for both YTS and ET.

[holding answer 25 June 1990]: Information in the format requested would be available only at disproportionate cost. The process of renegotiating YT and ET contracts for this year is nearly complete. The latest information is that of about 3,450 YT contracts to be renegotiated, 105 have not been renewed, and of about 1,300 ET contracts, 15 have not been renewed.