§ Mr. Hanley
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how much his Department has spent on vocational training in each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Eggar
Records are kept on the basis of the standard financial year for Government expenditure, which runs from 1 April to 31 March.
The total expenditure on vocational training by the Employment Department Group Training Agency (and its predecessors, the Training Commission and the Manpower Services Commission) in each of the last five years is as follows:
£ million 1985–86 1,278.0 1986–87 1,461.6 1987–88 1,633.6 1988–89 2,042.4 1989–90 2,669.5
Figures are shown at cash prices and include administration costs net of receipts.
Figures for 1989–90 are provisional and unaudited.