HC Deb 18 December 1989 vol 164 cc64-5W
Mr. Thornton

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will provide estimates showing for each financial year from 1987–88 to 1990–91 the amount of actual or planned expenditure on(a) the enterprise allowance scheme, (b) the technical and vocational education initiative and (c) work-related further education.

Mr. Eggar

Records are kept on the basis of the standard financial year for accounting for Government expenditure which runs from 1 April to 31 March.

The figures provided for 1987–88 and 1988–89 are based on actual amounts spent by the Department of Employment Training Agency (Ex MSC, Ex Training Commission) and are taken from published accounts.

The figures for 1989–90 are based on the cash limit in the estimate.

The figures for 1990–91 are based on PES 88.

£ million at cash prices
Enterprise allowance scheme1 Technical and Vocational education initiative work-related further education
1987–88 195.8 57.8 112.0
1988–89 196.7 92.1 111.4
1989–90 187.0 117.3 101.5
1990–91 185.9 139.1 103.4
1 Note for EAS

(a) The scheme transferred to the Employment Service 26 October 1987. The figure shown for 1987–88, however, is for the full year.

(b) The scheme was transferred back to the Training Agency in April 1989.

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