§ Mr. Barron
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the target for NVQs and how many NVQs were achieved for each TEC in(a) each region and (b) the United Kingdom; at what level these were achieved in each year since their launch; and what are the targets for achievement this year and next year. 
§ Mr. Paice
There are no targets for numbers of National Vocational Qualifications. The total number of NVQs awarded between their launch and 31 December 1994 is about 765,000 according to figures supplied by the National Council for Vocational Qualifications. Information for training and enterprise councils and regions is not available.