§ Baroness David
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether deductions of fine instalments will be possible from the allowances of trainees on employment training and youth training schemes under the attachment of benefit provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 or alternatively under attachment of earnings orders.
The Minister of State, Home Office (Earl Ferrers)
The Criminal Justice Act 1991 provides that deductions may be made from income support towards the payment of a fine or compensation order. As from the intended date of implementation of 1st October 1992, where a trainee on an employment or youth training scheme is in receipt of income support together with training allowance, a deduction to pay a fine or compensation order may be made from the income support, provided that the ceiling on deductions has not already been reached. It is not and will not be possible to make an attachment of earnings order against the training allowance.