HC Deb 18 May 2004 vol 421 cc917-8W
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. [172782]

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 Greater 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