Lancashire is being funded to start its extension programme this autumn. There have been several representations seeking more funds in the first year of the programme. The Department is reassuring the education authority, schools and colleges that Lancashire will be getting its full share of funds over the life of the programme.
By September 1990, 103 education authorities will be in their five-year extension phase of TVEI. The remaining 29 authorities will come into extension when resources permit, provided the authorities' plans meet the appropriate standards. The total budget available for TVEI in 1990–91 is £134 million. Planned expenditure for 1991–92 and 1992–93 is £133 million and £141 million respectively. The total cost of the extension phase will be about £900 million as envisaged in 1986 when TVEI extension was announced.
§ 67. Mr. Leighton
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is his policy on the development and financing of the technical and vocational education initiative.
TVEI brings important benefits to pupils and employers and contributes to improving the nation's skill supply. The Government therefore aim to extend TVEI to all 14 to 18-year-olds in maintained schools and colleges and are providing £900 million for this purpose. In each local authority TVEI extension funding is spread over five years and by this autumn 103 authorities will have started their extension phase.