§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is the total sum to be expended by his Department on the finance of training in the current year; and by what percentage this has changed in real terms over the past five years.
§ Mr. Nicholls
[pursuant to his reply, 5 April 1990, c. 817]: I regret that the figures for expenditure given in the table accompanying my original reply were incorrect, being shown in millions, instead of billions. The correct figures are set out in the table:
Year £ Percentage 1985–86 1,648,500,000 1986–87 1,830,700,000 +11.1 1987–88 1,945,400,000 +6.3 1988–89 2,328,800,000 +19.7 1989–90 2,840,400,000 +22.0 1990–91 2,693,00,000 −5.2
The percentage changes remain unaltered.