[holding answer 4 June 2007]: Train to gain is an ongoing service and as such performance is updated on a regular basis. Detailed operational information is not held centrally by the Department but is collected by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC); Mark Haysom the LSC Chief Executive has written directly to the hon. Member with the available information and a copy of his reply has been placed in the House Library.
Letter from Mark Haysom, dated 11 June 2007:
I am writing in response to your question to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills about how many employees within the public sector had enrolled in train to gain programmes by the end of February 2007. In public sector employers with (a) fewer than 250 (b) between 250 and 1,000, (c) 1,000 and 5,000, (d) more than 5,000 employees
The LSC employer database structure does not report all of the size bands requested. However, the following information should be helpful.
Employer size Number of learners 1 to 49 5,225 250 to 4,999 2,052 5,000 + 255
Number of learners
1 to 49
250 to 4,999