HC Deb 21 July 1969 vol 787 cc272-3W
Miss Pike

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what is the cost per head, total number of men involved and the total direct and indirect cost per annum of Government industrial retraining programmes broken down by economic planning region.

Mr. Fernyhough

During the financial year 1968–69, 14,041 people were trained under the Government Vocational Training Scheme at an average cost per head of £777. The total cost to my Department was £10,910,000 including administrative costs but not allied services provided by other Departments. It is not possible to apportion the expenditure precisely between economic planning regions, but the numbers trained in each region were as follows:

Northern 1,499
Yorkshire and Humberside 1,011
East Midlands 860
West Midlands 537
East Anglia 241
South East 4,317
South Western 1,216
North Western 1,624
Scottish 1,808
Wales 928
TOTAL 14,041