§ Mr. Willis
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many people have had an application for an individual learning account refused; and for what reasons. 
§ Mr. Wicks
This year TECs/CCTEs in England have been operating local arrangements to provide individual learning accounts in advance of the national framework which will come in next year. Information is not held centrally on the number of applications refused or the reasons for the refusal. In advance of the national framework TECs/CCTEs have only been asked to provide limited numbers of accounts in 1999–2000.