HC Deb 14 December 1987 vol 124 c337W
Mr. Straw

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the total expenditure under the technical and vocational education initiative for each year since its inception; and if he will make a statement on its future funding.

Mr. Cope

Expenditure to date on the pilot project phase is as follows:

£ million
1983–84 7
1984–85 26
1985–86 39
1986–87 170
1 Provisional.

In total, some £250 million will have been made available for pilot projects between 1983 and the end of the pilot phase in 1992.

In the 1986 White Paper "Working Together—Education and Training" the Government announced the extension of TVEI into a national scheme available to all local authorities in Great Britain from the autumn this year. Funding for the extension amounts to some £900 million over the next 10 years.

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