HC Deb 22 March 1995 vol 257 c248W
Ms Short

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what help he provides for parents and other people with caring responsibilities who want to take up places in training for work and other Employment Department programmes; and if he will make a statement. [15175]

Mr. Paice

Training and enterprise councils are able to support parents entering training with the cost of child care. In particular, TECs are required to provide child care support for those in the youth training guarantee group. Support with child care most often takes the form of an allowance paid to a childminder, but it is for TECs to determine how the support is given. Career development loans, which help individuals pay for their own vocational training, can be used to pay for part-time and distance learning courses and child care costs.