HC Deb 17 March 1994 vol 239 cc806-8W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many people were employed in banking, insurance and finance in the Yorkshire and Humberside region in the last quarter for which figures are available; and if he will give the equivalent quarter figures for 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992.

Miss Widdecombe

The available information is given in the following table:

Numbers employed in Yorkshire and Humberside in banking, finance, insurance and their auxiliary activities (including employees and self-employed only)
Quarter Employees and self-employed
Spring 1989 57
Spring 1990 64
Spring 1991 70
Spring 1992 79
Summer 1992 78
Spring 1993 79
Summer 1993 77

Source: Labour Force Survey (not seasonally adjusted).

Barnsley and Doncaster Training and Enterprise Council Funding
1991–92 1992–93 1993–94 to 30 January 1994
£ £ £
Careership (youth training) 13,349,000 10,632,000 12,834,000
Adult training 7,448,000 7,778,000 7,026,500
Trainees finding employment 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94 to 30 January 1994
16 to 18 years n/a 1,537 1,134
18 to 24 years n/a 293 217
Long-term unemployed 1,136 1,185 1,099

The Barnsley and Doncaster Training and Enterprise Council (TEC) were financed by the Government to commission these programmes and sub-contract them to local providers in the Barnsley and Doncaster area; information on the Doncaster area alone is not available.

(b) The European Community, through the European Social Fund (ESF) provides support, on a national and regional basis, for unemployed young people aged under 25 years and for long-term unemployed adults aged 25 and over. Details of ESF support for unemployed people in the age ranges 16 to 18 and 18 to 24 and for the long-term unemployed in any specific locality, and information on organisations financed to commission and conduct programmes, are confidential to TECs and local authorities.

Ms Short

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what follow-up survey has been conducted by his Department of people who have participated in training courses supported by the European social fund; what are the latest results regarding outcome available broken down by sector and region, and separately for male and female, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities; and if he will make a statement.

Miss Widdecombe

Follow-up surveys cover all leavers from training for work and youth training programmes, which are supported by the European social fund. Results from these surveys are published monthly in theEmployment Gazette. To complement these arrangements, in June 1993 the Department implemented a

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