HC Deb 24 April 1996 vol 276 cc205-6W
Dr. Wright

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many appointments to the public bodies listed in "Public Bodies" for her

Figures at 1995–96 £ million
1990–91 Outturn 1991–92 Outturn 1992–93 Outturn 1993–94 Outturn 1994–95 Outturn 1995–96 estimated Outturn 1996–97 Outturn 1997–98 Plans
Grant-maintained schools 12 25 54 149 229 212 233 244
City technology colleges 69 53 54 52 52 52 53 55
Further education1,2 1,963 1,989 2,026 2,826 2,918 3,024 2,958 2,895
Higher education3 3,499 3,114 3,063 2,923 3,513 3,614 3,348 3,216
Career service4 143 142 149 144 156 193 196 203
Training and enterprise councils5 1,366 1,264 1,275 1,257 1,188 1,262 1,251
1 Figures for 1990–91 to 1992–93 cover spend by local education authorities at FE colleges and in adult education centres. Figures for 1993–94 onwards cover funding for the Further Education Funding Council. The figures exclude student support expenditure.
2 Provision for 1992–93 included grants by the council to institutions in connection with their preparation for independent status.
3 Figures for 1993–94 onwards are for funding for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). Figures for 1990–91 to 1992–93 are for funding of the universities and the polytechnics and colleges funding councils: these figures include Scottish and Welsh universities, but exclude the Open university, Cranfield institution of technology and Royal College of Art which became the responsibility of the HEFCE from 1993–94. Figures exclude income from tuition fees and student support.
4 From 1994–95 figures show direct expenditure by the Department. Until 1994, the careers service was funded by local authorities.
5 The TEC network was established nationally in 1991–92. The figures cover the Department's programmes which TECs deliver currently and include the TEC management fee. TECs also deliver Department of Trade and Industry and Department of the Environment initiatives. Expenditure figures exclude programmes transferred to the DTI, e.g. the small firms budgets, and to the DOE, e.g. the single regeneration budget. They also exclude further education funds transferred from TECs to FEFC. Figures exclude payments not channelled through TECs, e.g. allowances for trainees on training for work.

Department were made during 1994–95 from names supplied by the public appointments unit; and if she will list them. [25955]

Mr. Robin Squire

[holding answer 22 April 1996]: There were 70 such appointments or reappointments. However, no central record was maintained of the sources of names of appointees. In some cases they may have been nominated from more than one source, including the public appointments unit.