§ Mr. Ralph Howell
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list all training schemes and measures to reduce unemployment, including the enterprise scheme; and if he will give details of(a) the number of people participating at any one time and (b) the separate and overall expenditure in each case.446W
§ Mr. Eggar
The information is as follows:
1 Training Agency Programme Cost(£ million)* Numbers in training October 1989 Employment Training (ET) 1,251.5 209,000 Business Growth Training (BGT) 42.4 see below Youth Training Scheme (YTS) 1,039.1 405,000 Community Industry (CI) 28.1 6,0002 Work Related Further Education(WRFE) 101.5 see 3 below TVEI4 & Compacts 121.2 see 5 below Enterprise Allowance Scheme (EAS) 138.56 77,230 1 The following figures are available for BGT for the period April-October 1989:
Option 1, kits issued 3,700 Option 2, training places 25,700 Option 3, contracts signed 700 Option 4, contracts signed 1,200 Option 5, contracts signed 25
2 Employees in Scheme until 1 May 1989, when the contract changed from "Employment Measure" to "Training Provision". 3 In the field of WRFE the TA operates by negotiating with Local Education Authorities. It is not possible to give participation figures comparable with the rest of table. 4 Technical & Vocational Education Initiative. 5In the academic year 1988–89 314,000 students were involved with TVEI. This figure rose to 630,000 in the academic year 1989–90. 6Provision in TA Vote from July 1989 only.
There are also other TA initiatives for which the numbers in training are not readily available:
Programme Cost(£ million) Employment Rehabilitation 9.0 Residual Schemes1 20.0 Enterprise Training 3.8 Other Adult Training2 11.5 Enterprise in Higher Education & Other HE projects 8.7 Training & Education Support Programmes 60.8 1 Old Job Training Scheme, New Job Training Scheme, Wider Opportunities Training Programme, Community Programme, Residual Training for the Disabled, Voluntary Projects Programme. 2 National Priority Skills Scheme, Local Grants to Employers, Local Collaborative Projects, Industrial Language Training
Expenditure reflects 1989–90 Estimates provision.
2 Employment Service Programme Cost (£ million)1 Participants Jobshare 0.66 1187 Restart Courses 7.85 323,662 Jobstart 5.90 33,793 Jobclub 28.50 423,419 1 As at 30 November 1989. 2 Number of people beginning a Restart Course in November 1989. 3 As at 27 October 1989. 4 As at 24 November 1989.
In addition, the ES, through its network of offices, helps and encourages unemployed people to take up available jobs and opportunities. In 1988–l89 the ES placed approximately 1.5 million unemployed people into jobs.
Expenditure reflects 1989–90 funds allocated.