§ Mr. Corbett
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the average cost per training opportunities scheme course place at the Castle Bromwich skillcentre, Birmingham; and what is the cost for a similar course provided at a college of further education.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
In 1983–84 the average cost of a place under the training opportunities scheme at Castle Bromwich skillcentre, excluding allowances paid to trainees, was £122 per week.
The cost varies widely for different courses, most of which in this case are not provided at local colleges of further education, so comparisons based on averages for each institution are not meaningful.