§ Mr. Hain
The 1997 pilot programme was implemented as a joint initiative between Local Education Authorities (LEAs) and Training and Enterprise Councils (TECs). Seedcorn funding of £75,000 was provided by the Welsh Office.
Subject to Parliamentary approval there will be £220,000 available through the Grants for Education Support and Training (GEST) programme in 1998–99. Provision beyond 1999 is the subject of the Department's Comprehensive Spending Review.