§ Mr. Meacher
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the cost in income support plus the £10 bonus of payments to employment training trainees in 1988–89 and 1989–90; and what was the average weekly income support and the £10 bonus during each of those two years.
Employment training was launched in September 1988. Expenditure on employment training trainee allowances was £151.7 million in 1988–89, and £527.4 million in 1989–90.
The average allowance per trainee on employment training was approximately £48 per week in 1988–89 and £50 per week in 1989–90.