§ Ms Short
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many people(a) are currently on a course which has been supported by a career development loan, (b) are repaying a career development loan, (c) have had recovery action taken against them because they have defaulted on the loan and (d) have had to defer repayments on their career development loan because of hardship for each region and for Great Britain as a whole; what is the average amount of loan taken out; and if he will make a statement.
§ Miss Widdecombe
Information by region on the number of people currently in training supported by a career development loan—CDL—and the number of people currently repaying a loan is shown in the table.
Details of the number of people who have had recovery action taken against them because they defaulted on the loan are not available.
No information is held on the number of trainees who have had to defer repayment on loans due to hardship.
At the end of October 1993, the average loan amount for loans taken out in the current financial year was £2,812.
Region Number Currently in Training Number Currently Repaying Loans Northern 173 769 Greater Manchester 113 635 North West 321 884 Yorkshire and Humberside 427 1,484 West Midlands 365 1,057 East Midlands 481 1,765 Eastern 772 2,291 South East 1,378 3,988 London 475 1,861 South West 213 647 Wales 594 1,681 Scotland 594 1,681 Great Britain 5,702 18,139