§ Mr. Hannam
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if, following the recent announcement on the privatisation of the Skills Training Agency, he will make a statement on the future of those employment rehabilitation centres that are located on the same sites as skill centres.
Industry training organisation Staff Percentage of sector covered 1 Management and training Total Employees in sector Firms Employees British Agriculture and Garden Machinery Association 1.20 1.50 20,000 77 90 Agricultural Co-operatives Training Council 2— 2— 2— 2— 2— United Kingdom Agricultural Supply Trade Association 0.50 1.25 60,000 65 83 Foreign Airlines Training Council 0.20 0.25 9,000 73 78 AFA Technology (Atomic Energy) 2— 2— 2— 2— 2— Aviation Training Association 4.00 6.00 150,000 16 48 Federation of Bakers 0.15 0.25 50,000 100 100 National Association of Master Bakers, Confectioners and Caterers 0.50 0.60 2— 83 2—
§ Mr. Eggar
Arrangements will be made to ensure the continuation of employment rehabilitation services in localities currently served by employment rehabilitation centres. In most cases they will remain on existing sites for up to three years but in some areas it may be necessary to find alternative premises. The future role of the employment rehabilitation service is being considered in the context of the review of the Department's services for people with disabilities.
§ Mr. Hannam
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment whether he plans to continue monitoring the number of trainees with disabilities receiving training at skill centres, following the Skills Training Agency's privatisation.