HC Deb 05 December 1989 vol 163 cc208-10W
Mr. Colvin

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what response he has received from the business community about the establishment of training and enterprise councils; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Eggar

I have been very encouraged by the excellent response from employers throughout the country to our invitation to form training and enterprise councils (TECs).

More than 50 groups of senior employers in England and Wales have applied for development funding; the table lists the areas from which we have had applications and indicates their status.

List of training and enterprise councils that have applied for development funding
South East
Milton Keynes Approved
Hertfordshire Approved
Essex Approved
Hampshire Approved
Isle of Wight Approved
Thames Valley Approved
Oxfordshire Approved
Kent Under consideration
Kingston/Merton Approved
London East Under consideration
South London Under consideration
South West
Devon/Cornwall Approved
Dorset Approved
Somerset Approved
Avon Under consideration
West Midlands
Birmingham Approved
Walsall Approved
Staffordshire Approved
Coventry/Warwickshire Under consideration
Dudley Approved
Wolverhampton Approved
East Midlands and Eastern
North Nottinghamshire Approved
Norfolk/Waveney Approved
Suffolk Approved
Greater Peterborough Approved
Bedfordshire Under consideration
Central and South Cambridgeshire Under consideration
Yorkshire and Humberside
Sheffield Approved
Calderdale/Kirklees Approved
North Yorkshire Approved
Rotherham Approved
Leeds Under consideration
Barnsley/Doncaster Under consideration

List of training and enterprise councils that have applied for development funding
North West
Cumbria Approved
East Lancashire Approved
Rochdale Approved
Oldham Approved
South and East Cheshire Approved
Wigan Approved
Manchester Under consideration
Stockport/High Peak Approved
Bolton/Bury Under consideration
St. Helens Under consideration
Teesside Approved
Tyneside Approved
Wearside Approved
County Durham Approved
Northumberland Approved
Mid Glamorgan Approved
North East Wales Approved
West Wales Approved
North West Wales Approved
South Glamorgan Approved
Gwent Under consideration

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