HC Deb 05 December 1994 vol 251 c43W
Dr. Ms Lynne

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is the proportion of unemployed people currently undergoing training for work; what is the cost of providing training for work; and how many unemployed people find work within(a) two weeks, (b) one month, (c) two months or (d) four months of completing a training for work programme.

Mr. Paice

On 14 August 1994 there were 99,400 people participating in training for work in England. This is equivalent to 4.6 per cent. of the level of seasonally adjusted unemployment in England in that month.

The cost of providing training for work in England in 1993–94 was £760.2 million. The estimate for the cost of providing training for work in England in 1994–95 is £693.3 million.

The information about how many training for work leavers find work is not available for the periods requested; 38 per cent. of those who completed their agreed training in England and Wales during the period April 1993 to January 1994 were in a job six months after leaving training for work.