§ Mr. Younger
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether, pursuant to his answer of 2 February 1978, Official Report, column 289, he will give the latest figures for expenditure by region in Scotland for his Department.
§ Mr. Golding
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the total expenditure for 1977–78 made under the training opportunities scheme in Scotland, was £19.755 million. This figure breaks down as follows:
Skill centres £8.037 million Non-skill centres £10.063 million Administration £ 1.839 million £19.939 million Less receipts £0.184 million £19.755 million
Expenditure is identifiable neither by the age and sex of trainees nor by individual Scottish regions. Expenditure cannot be apportioned to individual courses without incurring disproportionate expenditure.