§ Mr. Rooney
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland in what ways the eligibility, financial and operating rules which apply to the delivery of training programmes by LECs in 1997–98 will differ from the rules outlined in the new contracting documents which replace the training and enterprise councils annual funding agreement in England. 
§ Mr. Raymond S. Robertson
[holding answer 30 January 1997]: The rules in England are a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Employment. The rules for Government training programmes in Scotland are contained in the management statements and manual of project and programme rules of Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Copies have been placed in the House of Commons Library. Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise have responsibility for the delivery of Government training programmes through their respective networks of local enterprise companies. The contents of the annual operating contracts which exist between these enterprise organisations and the individual local enterprise companies within their networks are a matter for the enterprise organisations.