§ Mr. Bright
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) how many voluntary youth and community workers have received grant support for training in the youth service under the Education (No. 2) Act 1986 since the scheme came into operation;
(2) how many youth and community workers not employed by local education authorities are likely to receive grant-supported training in the current financial year.
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
It is estimated that some 105,000 youth and community workers in England will have received training by the end of this financial year, with support through the local education authority training grants scheme. This includes more than 33,000 workers in 1989–90. Separate figures for voluntary workers are not collected centrally.