§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the sums paid by Barnsley/Doncaster TEC to RJB Mining for miners that have been re-employed for retraining purposes. 
§ Mr. Paice
The information requested relates to a contract between a training and enterprise council and one of its providers and is therefore commercial in confidence. TECs are private companies limited by guarantee, funded by the Government to provide training which best meets the needs of the local community. TECs are free to decide with whom they contract, taking into account the needs of the local labour market.