§ Mrs. Curtis-Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many individuals in Crosby have enrolled on Learndirect; how many courses are provided; and of the number of people enrolled how many(a) are new learners and (b) have no previous qualifications; 
(2) how many SME's are sponsoring Learndirect learners within the Crosby constituency; and how many individuals from Crosby have contacted the Learndirect freephone advice line; 
(3) if she will list Learndirect centres operating in the Crosby constituency. 
§ Mr. Ivan Lewis
[holding answer 22 May 2002]399 people in the Crosby constituency have enrolled on learndirect courses. There are 621 learndirect courses available currently. Information regarding the number of new learners and learners without qualifications is not available at constituency level.
Information regarding SME's sponsorship of learndirect learners is not currently available at constituency level. Calls to the learndirect helpline are monitored at Standard Telephone District level only. Information at a constituency level is therefore unavailable.
There is one learndirect centre in the Crosby constituency.
This is Crosby Connect-to-Libraries Centre, Crosby Library, Crosby Road North, Crosby.