HC Deb 21 May 1992 vol 208 c246W
Ms. Short

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if she will show for Great Britain how much expenditure, excluding administration costs, at cash and constant prices, has been spent in each year since 1987–88 on(a) employment training and the earlier programmes it replaced, (b) youth training and the earlier YTS, (c) enterprise allowance scheme, (d) job clubs and (e) restart courses; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. McLoughlin

The following table shows expenditure for Great Britain at cash and constant 1991–92 prices, excluding administration costs. on each year since 1987–88, on(a) employment training, (b) youth training, (c) enterprise allowance scheme, (d) job clubs and (e) restart.

were (a) taken up by the office, (b) taken to court by the office and (c) won in court by trade union members supported by the office in 1991–92.

Mr. McLoughlin

I understand that the total cost of running the office of the independent Commissioner for the Rights of Trade Union Members in the 1991–92 financial year was £289,701. Of this, £12,749 was spent on publicity. I also understand that during this period the commissioner granted assistance to 14 applications; that court proceedings were brought in six of these cases; and that all six cases resulted in orders from the court in favour of the assisted persons.