HC Deb 11 January 1977 vol 923 cc480-1W
Mr. Sprout

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how much the Training Services Agency spent on advertising in each quarter, respectively, of 1976; how many vacancies for training there were in each of the quarters, respectively; how many waiting lists for courses were closed in each quarter, respectively; which courses these were; and if he will list all the courses.

Mr. Golding

Following is the information available, which has been provided by the Manpower Services Commission.

Quarter ended 1976
31st March 30th June 30th September 31st December
Places available 15,660 16,087 16,213 Not yet available
Number of TOPS trainees in training 12,830 13,833 13,856

Information about suspension of applications for courses which are over-subscribed is not held centrally. Regions exercise discretion in the light of varying local circumstances and to provide the lists requested, would involve disproportionate expenditure.