§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make it his policy to issue contracts to training and enterprise councils for more than one year to enable TECs to sign contracts with core providers of training for more than one year and to bridge the academic year differential year with the financial year.
The process for parliamentary provision of the large sums of public money spent through training and enterprise councils means that it is not possible to agree with them detailed funding for three years ahead. The Department is nevertheless developing a closer understanding with TECs of their longer term activities based on their three-year corporate plans. It is for individual TECs to decide on the duration of contracts with individual training providers.