HC Deb 05 December 1995 vol 268 cc152-3W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what is the estimated cost of the proposed expansion of the Careers Service; and to what that expenditure will be allocated. [3711]

Mr. Paice

Planned expenditure on the Careers Service is set to rise to £201 million in 1996–97 exclusive of VAT—an increase of £49 million against the expenditure in 1994–95. From April 1994, extra funds have been provided for careers guidance for 13 to 14 year olds. From April 1995 further funds were provided to enhance the quality and coverage of careers guidance for young people from age 13 to 18 as well as for the training of careers advisers and careers teachers.