HC Deb 19 December 1989 vol 164 c143W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many trainees are undergoing employment training in(a) Burnley, (b) Pendle, (c) Hyndburn and (d) Rossendale and Darwen constituencies; and how many training scheme vacancies exist.

Mr. Nicholls

The information requested is not available on a parliamentary constituency basis and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Mr. Alfred Morris

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what special funding arrangements there are to cater for the needs of people with disabilities participating in the employment training programme.

Mr. Nicholls

Additional funding is available to meet the special training needs of people with disabilities, where these arise, as follows:

  1. (a) the necessary cost of providing special equipment, adaptations to premises or equipment, and, for the sensorily impaired, communication services.
  2. (b) variable Supplementary Grants—up to £40 per week per trainee—for places involving higher cost training (including, but not exclusively for, people with disabilities).
  3. (c) the necessary cost of creating an individualised training programme for those for whom, because of the effects of their disability, existing contracted training places would be inappropriate. This facility is known as Special Training Provision (STP).
  4. (d) the necessary cost of providing a residential training place where this is deemed appropriate.

Mr. Worthington

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment whether he has any plans to change the provision for travel costs in the employment training scheme.

Mr. Nicholls

[holding answer 14 December 1989]: There are no plans.