§ Mrs. Helen Jackson
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if she will bring forward proposals to ban the practice of a training company offering financial rewards to former trainees on an employment training course who inform them that they now have a job.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
The Employment Department partly funds training and enterprise councils by payments for trainees who gain jobs after leaving ET. TECs and their training providers are free to use their own methods to gather information about the employment status of former trainees so that they can claim these payments. We do not intend to ban the offer of financial rewards to former trainees as an incentive to provide this information.