§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what proposals he has to amend the budgeting system for training courses for areas where there is high long-term unemployment. 
§ Mr. Paice
Training for work is the main programme for adults out of work for a long time or at a disadvantage. The budget for the programme is distributed to training and enterprise councils by reference to the numbers of long-term unemployed, past levels of expenditure and performance in securing outcomes for participants. Budgets are also subject to negotiations between Government offices and individual TECs.