§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what correspondence he has had with Coventry and Warwickshire Ltd. about its recent report on economic regeneration in that area; what plans he has to use these data in the future when deciding on funding in this area; and what regional characteristics he considers when developing employment initiatives for the west midlands.
§ Mr. Paice
My officials will be responding to the consultative document. The strategic report due to be produced as a result of the consultation process will be used to access any bids the partnership may make for Government support in the future.
I am responsible for the design of national employment initiatives to meet the Government's commitment to improving business competitiveness. These initiatives are delivered by local training and enterprise councils who are responsible for ensuring that they are tailored to meet the needs of their area.