HC Deb 27 June 1989 vol 155 c403W
Mr. Leadbitter

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the training schemes sponsored by his Department, the total numbers targeted for those schemes, the actual numbers attending, the costs, and the payments made to trainees in each of the last five years.

Mr. Lee

Figures for total numbers targeted and payments made to trainees can be calculated only at disproportionate cost.

The following table shows the numbers of people in Great Britain who started on an adult or youth training scheme, sponsored by the Training Agency (formerly Training Commission, formerly Manpower Services Commission), for each year from 1984–85 to 1988–89 and the cost.

F/Y ended March Adult Training (000's) Cost £ million YTS (000's) Cost £ million
1985 183 265.2 397 780.7
1986 328 261.9 406 809.8
1987 534 302.8 420 861.0
1988 619 341.5 398 991.0
11989 640 626.3 397 993.8
1 Starts for 1988–89 are subject to revision and costs figures have not been audited.