§ Mr. Barron
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment (1) if he will list the amount and type of funding or other support received from his Department by each occupational standards council in(a) the current year and (b) each of the previous three years;
(2) if he will list the industry lead bodies, the industry training organisations and the awarding bodies for each industrial sector and the amount and type of funding or other support received from his Department by each in (a) the current year and (b) each of the previous three years.
§ Mr. Paice
The Department has contracted with the National Council of Industry Training Organisations to maintain an up-to-date list of occupational standards councils, lead bodies and industry training organisations. NCITO produces a regular listing of all those organisations. A copy of the latest listing has been placed in the Library. Awarding bodies are independent organisations and the Department does not maintain a list of them. However, details of all awarding bodies currently accredited by the National Council for Vocational Qualifications to award national vocational qualifications are contained in the latest edition of the "NCVQ Monitor", a copy of which is also available in the Library. The Department does not normally fund awarding bodies.
The Department's funding for OSCs, LBs and ITOs comes principally from three main programmes. The funding for these programmes for the years 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94 and 1994–95 is provided in the following table. More detailed information could he provided only at disproportionate cost.