§ Mr. Fraser
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if his Department accepts responsibility for payments due from South Thames training and enterprise council to Lambeth college; and how much his Department estimates is due from the council to the college.
§ Mr. Paice
The Department is making payments for legitimate claims to providers, including Lambeth college, for training delivered under the terms of their contract with South Thames training and enterprise council between 7 November 1994 and 1 January 1995 for the following Government programmes: training for work, youth training/credits, careers and guidance years nine and 10, work-related further education, child care and careers libraries.
For the period of three months from the appointment of the receiver the Department will make available to the receiver sufficient funds to ensure that providers receive payments for training delivered by them under the terms of their contract with South Thames TEC for the same programmes.
The amount of money owed by South Thames TEC to Lambeth college prior to 7 November 1994 is a matter for the administrative receiver.