HC Deb 17 March 1994 vol 239 cc808-9W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how much money has been spent by(a) his Department and (b) the European Community on training (i) unemployed youths aged 16 to 18 years, (ii) 18 to 24-year-olds and (iii) the long-term unemployed in the Doncaster area; how many such trainees subsequently found employment; and which organisations were so financed to (1) commission and (2) conduct the programmes in each of the last four years.

Miss Widdecombe

The answer is as follows:

(a) Employment Department:

follow-up system for people participating in ESF courses run by the non-government sectors. Results will be produced annually and we expect the first analysis of 1993 data towards the end of this year.

Ms Short

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what were the number of accidents on youth training broken down by fatal, major and minor for the latest available three-month period, shown by region; and how many youth training providers had contracts terminated(a) in that period and (b) in the three preceding months for reasons of inadequate health and safety.

Miss Widdecombe

Table A gives the latest available youth training accident figures for the quarter October—December 1993.

Region Fatal Major Minor
South East 0 3 17
London 0 4 15
Eastern 0 7 18
South West 0 9 29
West Midlands 0 8 32
East Midlands 0 4 26
Yorkshire and Humberside 0 9 69
North West 0 6 69
Northern 0 2 9
Scottish Enterprise 0 4 35
Highlands and Islands Enterprise 1 0 1
Welsh Office 0 2 15
National total 1 58 335


(a) Employment Department (ED) figures for YT trainees have been compiled on a similar basis to those for employees by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). However, the ED's figures also include a number of accidents to trainees in educational establishments, and road traffic accidents, which would not have been reportable to HSE for employees.

(b) Major and minor injuries are classified according to the severity criteria laid down in the Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985 (RIDDOR).

Information on YT provider contracts terminated by training and enterprise councils and local enterprise companies for reasons of inadequate health and safety is not held centrally.

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