HC Deb 22 June 1995 vol 262 c383W
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. [29717]

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.