§ Mr. Barron
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the amount and type of funding or other support received from his Department by(a) the National Council for Vocational Qualifications, (b) the Business and Technology Education Council and (c) City and Guilds in (i) the current year and (ii) each of the previous three years.
§ Mr. Paice
The Department has provided funding or other support to the National Council for Vocational Qualifications comprising grant in aid towards its operating costs and specific contract funding to enable it to undertake activities in support of the development of national vocational qualifications and general national vocational qualifications and to help support other Government initiatives. Details of the funding provided in the current year to date and in the previous three years is shown in the following table.
Year Funding £ 1994–95 Grant in aid funding 1,928,000 Support for specific activities 3,271,648 1993–94 Grant in aid funding 3,826,000 Support for specific activities 3,244,703 1992–93 Grant in aid funding 3,900,000 Support for specific activities 3,202,932 1991–92 Grant in aid funding 3,700,000 Support for specific activities 1,878,721
No funding or other support has been provided by the Employment Department to the Business and Technology Education Council or to City and Guilds in the current year or any of the previous three years. The Department does not normally fund awarding bodies.