HC Deb 08 January 2001 vol 360 cc406-7W
Mr. Mitchell

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what are the budgeted running costs and staff numbers for 2000–01 for the training and enterprise councils, broken down by region. [144157]

Mr. Wicks

We do not collect information on TEC staff numbers or administrative budgets centrally in advance. The costs and staff numbers for 2000–01 by region will therefore not be known until TECs have delivered their contracts and completed their final year accounts.

The following table shows provisional figures by region for 1999–2000 taken from TEC statutory accounts. Where the TEC has subsidiary companies, the figures include staff numbers and costs for the whole group.

Region Running costs(£) Staff numbers
South East 34,738,080 1,138
London1 35,279,298 1,056
South West 24,026,619 856
West Midlands 31,552,888 1,275
East Midlands 23,304,889 889
East of England 26,356,722 884
Yorkshire and the Humber 32,795,490 1,197
North West 61,903,540 2,474
North East2 20,053,720 833
Total 290,011,246 10,602
1Includes provisional figures for two TECs
2Includes provisional figures for one TEC

Mr. Mitchell

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how much has been allocated in each Government Office region for TECs in 2000–01. [144172]

Mr. Wicks

For 2000–01, the Department for Education and Employment has allocated the following amounts to each region for the delivery of programmes and services through the TEC/COTE contract:

£ million
South East 155.701
London 183.394
South West 118.316
West Midlands 154.150
East Midlands 116.092
East of England 113.466
Yorkshire and the Humber 159.206
North West 234.238
North East 104.576
England 1,339.135

These allocations include funding for Investing in young people, time off for study and training, helping adults improve their effectiveness in the labour market, local competitiveness and strategic activity. TECS receive separate allocations in respect of DTI-funded business services.