HC Deb 29 October 1985 vol 84 cc424-5W
54. Mr. Tom Cox

asked the Paymaster General what numbers of people over the age of 25 years are receiving Government-sponsored training; and what proportion are finding employment on completion of a training course.

Mr. Trippier

In total we aim to help to train some 220,000 adults this year through the Manpower Services Commission's adult training programme. About half of these will be unemployed people. The main adult training schemes involving directly funded training for unemployed people had some 27,400 in training at the end of September 1985, the latest date for which figures are available. It is estimated that two-thirds of these were aged 25 years or over.