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Training: Finance

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding his Department provided to employers for employer-based training as classified by the sector skills council in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08. (295584)

The Department's main support for work-based adult skills training is provided through the Train to Gain and Apprenticeships programmes. In 2006-07 the expenditure on both these programmes was £457 million; in 2007-08 it rose to £585 million.