HC Deb 06 December 1995 vol 268 cc308-9W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many employers, and of what size, currently hold investor in people status; and what these constitute as a percentage of all employers of that size(a) nationally and (b) by region. [4237]

Mr. Paice

At 8 October 1995, 2,631 employers in the United Kingdom were recognised as investors in people. Of these, 743 were companies with over 200 employees; 1,888 with under 200 employees.

The percentage of organisations in England recognised as investors in people is:

  1. (a) 8.5 per cent. of those with over 200 employees.
  2. (b) 0.15 per cent. of those with under 200 employees.

Training and enterprise councils have counted the number of companies employing over 200 who are likely to be eligible for investors in people. Figures for companies employing under 200 are currently based on the latest published census of employment figures which counts numbers of workplaces.

The regional breakdown for England, as a percentage of those organisations in each region with over 200 employees and under 200 employees respectively, is as follows:

Over 200 employees Under 200 employees
Eastern 7 .05
East Midlands 9 .15
London 3 .05

Over 200 employees Under 200 employees
Merseyside 11 .19
North West 9 .17
Northern 9 .16
South East 10 .09
West Midlands 10 .15
Yorkshire/ Humberside 9 .18
South West 17 no baselines available