HC Deb 12 February 1990 vol 167 cc79-80W
Mr. McLeish

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give the total number of(a) YTS trainees with employment contracts in December 1989 and for each of the standard regions, Scotland, Wales and Great Britain.

Mr. Nicholls

The information requested is in the table.

Numbers of trainees with employed status, in training at 31 December 1989
Great Britain 114,421
South East 16,725
London 8,450
South West 10,258
West Midlands 12,483
East Midlands and Eastern 15,772
Yorkshire and Humberside 12,817
North West 17,617
Northern 4,666
Wales 6,338
Scotland 9,295

Mr. McLeish

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment which are the 10 largest managing agents involved in YTS; what is the total number of trainees contracted to them; and what was the total Government expenditure on them in December 1989 for Great Britain.

Mr. Nicholls

The table shows the 10 largest single contract managing agents in Great Britain, together with the number of agreed places.

Managing Agents Agreed Places
Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) 34,000
Non-Electrical Programme

Managing Agents Agreed Places
Electrical Programme 9,500
Clothing and Allied Products Industry Training Board 7,228
Sight and Sound 4,515
Motor Agents Association 4,000
Association of British Travel Agents 2,650
British Rail 1,900
British Association of Professional Hairdressing Employers 1,830
Hairdressing Training Association 1,760
County of Avon Youth Training Scheme 1,750
Total number of places 69,133

The total amount paid to these managing agents during December 1989 was £11,516,489.93.