HC Deb 10 December 1986 vol 107 cc223-4W
Mr. Ron Davies

asked the Paymaster General, pursuant to his reply of 28 November, Official Report, column 390, whether providers of practical work experience will make payment to job training scheme managing agencies for the work done and any consequent income generated by trainees; and whether he can give any indication of the likely level of such payments.

Mr. Trippier

Job training scheme managing agents will expect providers of practical experience to pay a fee which

occupation survey. The October non-manual surveys and the June occupation surveys were discontinued in April 1981. The one remaining April survey, on aerospace employees, was discontinued in May 1986.

From October 1980 the results of the October manual survey was changed from an age-related basis to employees on adult rates and the industry classification of this survey was changed from SIC (1968) to SIC (1980) in October 1984.

General and publications In October 1980, the layout of the Employment Gazette was improved, with the introduction of the "yellow pages" section on labour market data. January 1983, The publication, "Time Rates of Wages and Hours of Work" was changed from an annual bound volume to a loose-leaf publication updated on a monthly basis. The associated leaflet, "Changes in Rates of Wages and Hours of Work" was discontinued. In February 1984 the average earnings index notice was expanded to include employment, hours and unit wage costs. The basic wage rates series was discontinued at this time. In April 1986, a new combined press notice containing all the latest labour market data was introduced. This was made possible without undue delay to the statistics, as a result of the change in timing of the compilation of the unemployment figures. Facilities for analysing labour market data including local employment, unemployment and vacancy figures have been enhanced, using a new computerised data base, which has been available to hon. Members since 1984.