HC Deb 19 July 1995 vol 263 cc1343-4W
Sir Ralph Howell

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what is the total annual cost of all programmes designed to assist the unemployed back into work or by way of training; and how much is allocated to each major programme. [36306]

Mr. Paice

Provision for all programmes to assist the unemployed back into work in 1995–96 is £811 million. Over 90 per cent. of this provision is allocated to the seven major training and employment programmes set out in the table:

Programme £ million
Training for Work 574
Community Action 73
Jobclubs 56
Jobplan 26
Job Interview Guarantee 22
1-2-1/Workwise 16
Restart Courses 11

1. Major programmes have been taken to mean those with expenditure of over £10 million.

2. The list excludes Youth Training and Modern Apprenticeships.