§ Mr. Benton
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many residents of Bootle have undertaken apprenticeships in each of the last five years. 
§ Alan Johnson
The information requested is not available at parliamentary constituency level. Nor is the information available on a consistent geographical basis over the last five years. However, the table shows the number of starts on Advanced Modern Apprenticeships and Foundation Modern Apprenticeships in Greater918W Merseyside Learning and Skills Council (LSC) area between April 2001 and the end of July 2003, as well as the number of starts from April 98 to March 2001 in the four TECs that amalgamated to become Greater Merseyside LSC.
Time period—TEC/LSC Advanced Mas Foundation MAs April 1998 to March 1999 CEWTEC* 1,400 300 Merseyside 2,400 1,200 St. Helens CCTE 300 100 North and Mid Cheshire* 1,200 200 April 1999 to March 2000 CEWTEC* 1,000 900 Merseyside 2,600 3,500 St. Helens CCTE 300 400