HC Deb 24 April 1990 vol 171 c167W
23. Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will ensure that every young person reserving a training place under the announced pilot schemes for training credits will have any additional costs met by either his employer or by the local training and enterprise council; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Howard

In the prospectus "Training Credits for Young People", in which I invite training and enterprise councils (TECs) to bid to run pilot credit schemes, I have made clear that any training costs additional to those shown on the face of the credit are to be met either by the employer or the TEC. Young people will not have to meet such additional costs themselves.

49. Mr. Robert G. Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what additional funds the Government are making available to fund the training credit pilot schemes announced on 27 March.

Mr. Eggar

Training credit pilot schemes will be funded through: planned resources for youth training; transfer to the Training Agency of relevant provision previously made through the revenue support grant in respect of part-time courses of education and training for 16 to 18-year-olds; additional funding available specifically for credit arrangements, amounting to £12 million in 1991–92 and £25 million per year in subsequent years.

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