HC Deb 05 November 1993 vol 231 c578W
Mr. Hunter

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is his policy on transferring the operations of under-performing TECs to the more successful TECs.

Miss Widdecombe

Training and enterprise councils have been in existence only three years and generally perform well. However, the performance of each TEC is kept constantly under review and the Department takes appropriate action to ensure any necessary improvements. An independent assessors committee, chaired by Sir Anthony Cleaver, has been set up to advise the Department on TEC performance.

Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list for each training and enterprise council in England for the two most recent years for which figures are available the amounts paid in error to(a) trainees and (b) training providers.

Miss Widdecombe

Recovery of identified overpayments, including those made to training and enterprise councils and trainees is vigorously pursued, but the information is not held in the form requested.