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Train to Gain Programme: North East

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in the North East are taking part in the Train to Gain programme. (276626)

I have been asked to reply.

Table 1 shows the number of people starting a Train to Gain programme by local authority, between 2005-06 and 2007-08.

Table 1: Train to Gain Starts in the North East

Local Authority

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Darlington

100

500

700

Durham

1,000

3,400

4,200

Gateshead

300

1,200

1,700

Hartlepool

100

500

700

Middlesbrough

200

900

1,100

Newcastle Upon Tyne

200

1,300

1,700

North Tyneside

200

1,100

1,400

Northumberland

300

1,500

2,000

Redcar and Cleveland

200

1,000

1,200

South Tyneside

300

1,000

1,200

Stockton-on-Tees

200

1,000

1,300

Sunderland

400

1,800

2,600

Total

3,500

15,200

19,800

Notes:

1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100 . Figures may not sum to totals due to rounding.

2. This table uses programme starts as a measure for comparative purposes. Full-year numbers are a count of the number of starts at any point during the year. Learners starting more than one course will appear more than once.

3. Area is based on learner's home postcode.

Source:

WBL, ILR, NES