To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if she will give (a) in cash terms and (b) in real terms at 1991–92 prices the amount of money her Department provided for training in North Yorkshire in 1989–90, 1990–91 and 1991–92; and the amount of money it has allocated for training in North Yorkshire in 1992–93.
The information is not available in the format requested.Figures for north Yorkshire for 1989–90 are not available as the area covered by the former Training Agency Leeds area office and the North Yorkshire training and enterprise council (TEC) are not comparable.Since 25 June 1990, training in north Yorkshire has been the reponsibility of North Yorkshire TEC.
I am not at present in a position to give the corresponding information for 1992–93.
The information for 1990–91 and 1991–92 is shown in the table.
North Yorkshire TEC budget allocations 1990–91 and at 1991–92 prices
Note: Budget figures are from when North Yorkshire TEC became operational on 25 June 1990.
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of the Training and Enterprise Council budget is being spent on training for the long-term unemployed.
Training for long-term unemployed people and other eligible groups is provided through Employment Training (ET). The sum of £798 million is planned to be spent on ET in Great Britain in 1992–93. This is just over one third of total planned expenditure of some £2,200 million on labour market programmes delivered by training and enterprise councils (TECs) and local enterprise companies (LECs). Some 70 per cent. of ET starts were previously unemployed for six months or longer. No precise estimate of the amount spent on long-term unemployed people on ET is available, but it is unlikely to be lower than 70 per cent. of the total ET budget.Training is not always the most appropriate way of meeting the needs of unemployed and long-term unemployed people. The Government therefore provide a range of other help which is delivered by TECs/LECs, including the employment action programme and help for those wishing to become self-employed, as well as a range of programmes including jobclubs delivered by the Employment Service.
|Employment training characteristics of entrants October 1991 to December 1991|
|Unemployment duration (months)||Ethnic origin1||People with disabilities2|
|East Midlands and Eastern||68||32||29||45||14||13||89||3||6||1||1||12||88|
|Yorkshire and Humberside||70||30||35||39||11||14||91||2||4||1||1||9||91|
All figures are percentages, figures may not total 100 because of rounding.
1 Ethnic origin: 1—White, 2—Black/African/Caribbean, 3—Indian/Pakistan/Bangladeshi/Sri Lankan, 4—None of these, 5—Prefer not to say.
2 People with disabilities. These trainees answering whether they had a long-term health problem or disability which affected the type of work they could do.
3 —Less than 0.5 per cent.
Source: ET starts database.
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if she will give the best information she has
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many training credits have been issued in the pilot areas to young people; how many young people have taken them up; what other information she has on the take up of credits in those areas; and if she will make a statement.
In 1991–92, the first year of operation, it is provisionally estimated that training and enterprise councils and one local enterprise company issued—using different issuing criteria—about 42,000 training credits to young people in the 11 pilot areas in Great Britain. Of these, about 21,400 actually began training using their credit. It is estimated that about 60 per cent. of 16 and 17-year-olds entering the labour market in the pilot areas have begun to use their training credits.
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if she will publish the budget agreed with each training and enterprise council in England and Wales for 1992–93, broken down into the five major expenditure blocks; and if she will make a statement.
I am not at present in a position to give the information on the budget allocations for 1992–93 for each training and enterprise council in England.Information for Wales is for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales to answer.
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is the latest available information she has on the characteristics of those who have entered employment training showing (a) whether male or female, (b) duration of unemployment, (c) ethnic origin and (d) whether they have a disability, broken down for each region and for Great Britain as a whole.
The information requested is in the table.for Great Britain and for each standard region on the numbers of output-related payments made to training and enterprise councils for each national vocational qualification level for youth training and employment training, and the number of output-related payments made to training and enterprise councils for job entries for employment training; and if she will make a statement.
The information relating to England and Wales is provided in the table and represents the latest available payments made during the 1991–92 operating year. Information relating to Scotland is for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland to answer.The figures relate to TECs only and do not represent full years for London and north-west as not all TECs in these regions were operational at 1 April 1992.
|NVQ level 1||123|
|NVQ level 2||4,322|
|NVQ level 3–4||1,169|
|ORF CAT A||4,134|
|ORF CAT B||1,893|
|ORF CAT C||243|
|ORF CAT D||104|
|ORF CAT E||23|
|Total ET Job Entries||4,261|
|NVQ level 1||420|
|NVQ level 2||1,433|
|NVQ level 3–4||456|
|ORF CAT A||2,675|
|ORF CAT B||3,466|
|ORF CAT C||496|
|ORF CAT D||111|
|ORF CAT E||18|
|Total ET Job Entries||2,804|
|NVQ level 1||294|
|NVQ level 2||5,146|
|NVQ level 3–4||2,538|
|ORF CAT A||3,290|
|ORF CAT B||2,309|
|ORF CAT C||132|
|ORF CAT D||59|
|ORF CAT E||2|
|Total ET Job Entries||3,351|
|NVQ level 1||195|
|NVQ level 2||4,813|
|NVQ level 3–4||1,201|
|ORF CAT A||3,154|
|ORF CAT B||3,186|
|ORF CAT C||210|
|ORF CAT D||61|
|ORF CAT E||5|
|Total ET Job Entries||3,220|
|NVQ level 1||274|
|NVQ level 2||5,926|
|NVQ level 3–4||1,567|
|ORF CAT A||4,139|
|ORF CAT B||2,554|
|ORF CAT C||162|
|ORF CAT D||27|
|ORF CAT E||4|
|Total ET Job Entries||4,170|
Yorkshire and Humberside
|NVQ level 1||544|
|NVQ level 2||6,577|
|NVQ level 3–4||1,746|
|ORF CAT A||8,130|
|ORF CAT B||5,032|
|ORF CAT C||193|
|ORF CAT D||108|
|ORF CAT E||29|
|Total ET Job Entries||8,267|
|NVQ level 1||401|
|NVQ level 2||3,392|
|NVQ level 3–4||722|
|ORF CAT A||5,000|
|ORF CAT B||3,449|
|ORF CAT C||160|
|ORF CAT D||42|
|ORF CAT E||11|
|Total ET Job Entries||5,053|
|NVQ level 1||744|
|NVQ level 2||8,815|
|NVQ level 3–4||3,300|
|ORF CAT A||8,090|
|ORF CAT B||6,901|
|ORF CAT C||213|
|ORF CAT D||306|
|ORF CAT E||30|
|Total ET Job Entries||8,426|
|NVQ level 1||298|
|NVQ level 2||3,069|
|NVQ level 3–4||784|
|ORF CAT A||4,100|
|ORF CAT B||2,350|
|ORF CAT C||163|
|ORF CAT D||11|
|ORF CAT E||0|
|Total ET Job Entries||4,111|
The definitions for the ET ORF Categories is as follows:
|Category A||Number of trainees who gain a job, become self employed or enter full time education—but not ET.|
|Category B||Number of trainees who gain NVQ level 1 or 2 or VQ equivalents.|
|Category C||Number of trainees who gain VNVQ level 3 or higher.|
|Category D||Number of skills shortage and returners who gain a job or become self employed plus NVQ level 2.|
|Category E||Number of skills shortage and returners who gain a job or become self employed plus NVQ level 3 or higher.|
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what were the numbers on youth training in each of the last five years; and what percentage that represented of the cohort for each of those years.
The number of people on the youth training scheme, youth training or receiving training credits in Great Britain in March in each of the past five years is given in the table. The table also shows the number expressed as a percentage of the estimated population of 16 to 18-year-olds.
|Numbers in youth training1 and percentage of the population aged 16–18 in youth training. Great Britain|
|Number in training2||Percentage of all aged 16–18|
|Change in Percentage Unemployment Rates over the Latest 12 Months in EC and Group of Seven Countries Standardised Unemployment Rates Seasonally Adjusted|
|Latest Month||Current per cent.||12 months ago per cent.||Change in rate|
|Republic of Ireland||April 1992||17.6||15.5||2.1|
|United Kingdom1||April 1992||10.4||8.9||1.5|
|United States1||April 1992||7.1||6.5||0.6|
|EC countries in bold.|
|1 Group of Seven countries.|
|2 There are no reliable figures available as yet for the unified Germany. Figures refer to what was previously the Federal Republic of Germany.|
Number in training2
Percentage of all aged 16–18
1 1988–90 youth training scheme, 1991–92 youth training including training credits.
2 These figures will include very small numbers of individuals aged 15 or 19.
3 Provisional figure.
Sources of information:
YTS: 1988–90 'SPECTRUM' YTS management information system.
YT: 1991–92 OSMOSIS and financial management information systems.
Percentage of all aged 16 to 18: Based on estimates of Great Britain population at end March derived by the Department of Employment from mid-year population estimates (1987–90) and projections (1991–92) supplied by the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys and the Government Actuary's Department.
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is her latest estimate of the number of persons under all forms of state-supported training schemes at the latest date for which information is available.
In March 1992 there were nearly 445,000 people on the Department of Employment's training programmes, employment and youth training and training credits, in Great Britain. We have no information on the numbers on training schemes funded by other state organisations.