HC Deb 28 March 1991 vol 188 cc559-60W
Dr. Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Newport, West (Mr. Flynn)Official Report, 25 February, column 353, how many of the export licence applications refused in 1989 and 1990 were made, respectively, for exports to (a) Iraq and (b) member countries of the allied coalition in Operation Granby in the Gulf.

Youth Training
Number and percentage of YTS entrants receiving special training needs funding in 1989–90
Number Percentage
Scotland 1,441 4.0
North West 2,770 6.4
Northern 3,192 10.6
Yorks and Humberside 1,465 4.6
West Midlands 1,372 4.3
East Midlands 1,448 4.4
Wales 799 4.4
South West 734 3.6
South East 1,015 3.4
London 2,610 14.2
Great Britain 15,254 5.4

Mr. McLeish

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what were the total number and percentage of employment training trainees with special needs in 1988–89 and in 1989–90 for Great Britain and each of the standard regions plus Scotland and Wales; and if he will provide an estimate of employment training special needs plans in 1990–91 and 1991–92 for Great Britain and each of the standard regions, plus Scotland and Wales and each of the TEC areas.

Mr. Jackson

[holding answer 4 March 1991]: Employment training is aimed at long-term unemployed people many of whom have special training needs. Some groups are indentified separately and the table gives details of these groups as a proportion of all starts in 1988–89 and in 1989–90. Actual numbers are not available. No forecasts are available for 1990–91 and 1991–92.

Mr. Sainsbury

Refusals of export licence applications in 1990 were as follows:

  1. (a) Iraq—38.
  2. (b) Member countries of the allied coalition—69.

Figures for 1989 could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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