§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland for each of the Training Agency area offices in Scotland what is the percentage allocation of employment 223W training funds to mainstream and non-mainstream groups; and what are the reasons for the relative proportions.
§ Mr. Lang
[holding answer 17 July 1990]: The information is not available in the form requested. For Scotland as a whole about 13 per cent. of the employment training funding available for people starting employment training in 1990–91 following agreement of new contracts with training providers is for entrants from non-mainstream groups. The expenditure on all non-mainstream provision delivered in 1990–91 is likely to be somewhat higher, reflecting higher proportions of non-mainstream trainees at the start of the period.
Information at area office level is for internal management purposes only.