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Casualties in these accidents                   

        |Fatal  |Serious|Slight |Total          

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A1      |44     |186    |355    |585            

A1(M)   |1      |12     |53     |66             

        |----   |----   |----   |----           

Total   |45     |198    |408    |651            


Casualties in these accidents                   

        |Fatal  |Serious|Slight |Total          

------------------------------------------------

A1      |44     |186    |355    |585            

A1(M)   |1      |12     |53     |66             

        |----   |----   |----   |----           

Total   |45     |198    |408    |651            

As over 400 accidents are involved, I shall write to the hon. Member, giving details of the time of accident, the Ordnance Survey grid reference of the accident locations, and in the case of accidents near junctions, the number of the intersecting road.

London Air Traffic Control

Mr. Colvin : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he is yet in a position to identify all the alternative sites for LATCC-2.

Mr. McLoughlin : I understand that the Civil Aviation Authority has identified a number of possible sites for its new en route air traffic control centre, including one near Fareham in Hampshire, but that no decision has yet been taken.

Road Humps

Mr. Robert G. Hughes : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the new regulations controlling road humps will be brought into force ; and how soon the local authorities will be allowed to make road humps legally enforceable as a consequence of the new regulations.

Mr. Atkins : These representations are in the final stages of preparation and will be laid before the House very shortly. We have now incorporated the additional relaxations designed to allow road humps in a wider range of circumstances and at lower cost, that were canvassed in our consultation exercise and widely supported.

Electronic Road Pricing

Mr. Cohen : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his study into electronic road pricing will consider the privacy implications of the ability to monitor the movement of vehicles ; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Atkins : My right hon. Friend has made it clear that he sees major practical difficulties with the implementation


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of road pricing. The maintenance of individuals' rights of privacy would be an important consideration. There are no plans to introduce road pricing at the present time.

London Road Assessment Studies

Mr. Fraser : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will extend the consultation period on the London road assessment studies until 31 March.

Mr. Atkins : No.

Oil Tankers, Fawley

Mr. Colvin : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to make public the findings and recommendations of the inquiries into the three incidents at Fawley involving the bulk carriers MV Worthy, SS Mobil Petrel and SS British Resolution ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. McLoughlin : As the incident concerning the Mobil Petrel resulted in damage to the ship, it is being investigated by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch as a marine accident. A report of the findings will be published in due course. The MAIB is not involved in the incidents concerning the Worthy or British Resolution as they were not classified as marine accidents.

Mr. Colvin : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if, in the light of the incidents involving bulk carriers at Fawley in the last four months, he has any proposals to change the way in which the port state control regulations are working ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. McLoughlin : The way in which port state control is effected and inspections are carried out is subject to continual review. Account will be taken of any lessons to be learnt from the incidents at Fawley, when investigations have been completed.

A66

Mr. Jopling : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to start work on improvements to the A66 between Scotch Corner and Penrith.

Mr. Atkins : Work on improvements to the A66 between Bowes and the Durham county boundary is planned to start later this year. A scheme to improve the section from Stainmore to Banksgate in Cumbria is planned to start in April 1992.

Road Accidents

Mr. Ashley : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proposals he has by which to meet his target of reducing road accidents by one third by the year 2000.

Mr. Atkins : I refer the right hon. Member to my reply of 9 January to the hon. Member for Wakefield (Mr. Hinchliffe) Col. 584-85.

Birmingham Northern Relief Road

Mr. Richard Shepherd : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has made available the inspector's report of the public inquiry for the Birmingham northern


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relief road to serious prospective tenderers ; and whether the report will be made available to the eventual concessionaire.

Mr. Portillo : This report has not been made available to prospective tenderers, nor will it be made available to the concessionaire. It is not relevant to the private sector proposals.

A2

Mr. David Shaw : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make it the policy of his Department to provide lighting on all sections of the A2 which are of dual carriageway standard in Kent.

Mr. Atkins : No. Provision of lighting on sections of trunk road is considered on the merits of the cases, and reflects safety, economic and environmental factors. We have plans to light the following lengths of the A2 :

London boundary to M2

Brenley to Harbledown

Shepherdswell

Lorries

Dr. Twinn : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has given any general guidance to the local highway authorities and others concerned in dealing with the environmental problems caused by lorry traffic in residential areas and town centres.

Mr. Parkinson : I am pleased to be able to announce today the publication of two documents that address the problems that lorries can cause to local communities. "Lorries in the Community" and the "Lorries and Traffic Management" manual have been produced following a lorry management study co-sponsored by my Department, the Civil Trust and the County Surveyors Society. Copies of these documents have been placed in the House Libraries.

"Lorries in the Community" describes problems that can be caused by lorries and possible solutions, in an easily readable form. The traffic management manual gives comprehensive advice to professional practitioners and planners on the types of measures available to deal with such problems.

Free copies of both publications are being sent to all local highway and planning authorities in England.

NATIONAL FINANCE

Tax Allowances

128. Mr. Allen : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish a table showing information available to him on the tax allowances and tax reliefs given to single people and one and two-earner married couples in (a) Germany, (b) Italy, (c) France, (d) United States of America and (e) Holland with those in the United Kingdom together with the income band at each income tax rate chargeable.

Mr. Lilley : Available information is given in the tables, which are supplemented by notes. All amounts have been converted to sterling using the latest available purchasing power parities.


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Income band at each income tax rate chargeable                             

Year of income                |Taxable income|Rate                         

                              |bracket       |per cent.                    

                              |£                                           

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Germany 1990                   see Note 1                                  

                                                                           

Italy 1990                    |0-2,671       |10.0                         

                              |2,671-5,300   |22.0                         

                              |5,300-13,272  |26.0                         

                              |13,272-26,586 |33.0                         

                              |26,586-66,402 |40.0                         

                              |66,402-132,846|45.0                         

                              |over 132,846  |50.0                         

                                                                           

France 1989                   |0-2,850       |0.0                          

                              |2,850-2,980   |5.0                          

                              |2,980-3,531   |9.6                          

                              |3,531-5,582   |14.4                         

                              |5,582-7,176   |19.2                         

                              |7,176-9,009   |24.0                         

                              |9,009-10,903  |28.8                         

                              |10,903-12,579 |33.6                         

                              |12,579-20,959 |38.4                         

                              |20,959-28,826 |43.2                         

                              |28,826-34,097 |49.0                         

                              |34,097-38,787 |53.9                         

                              |over 38,787   |56.8                         

                                                                           

United States of America                                                   

  (single) 1989               |0-11,175      |15.0                         

                              |11,175-27,048 |28.0                         

                              |27,048-56,084 |33.0                         

                              |over 56,084   |28.0                         

(married, joint returns) 1989 |0-18,645      |15.0                         

                              |18,645-45,090 |28.0                         

                              |45,090-93,566 |33.0                         

                              |over 93,566   |28.0                         

(married, separate returns)   |0-9,322       |15.0                         

                              |9,322-22,545  |28.0                         

                              |22,545-71,021 |33.0                         

                              |over 71,021   |28.0                         

                                                                           

Netherlands 1990              |0-10,718      |35.1                         

                              |10,718-21,436 |50.0                         

                              |over 21,436   |60.0                         

                                                                           

United Kingdom 1989-90        |0--20,700     |25.0                         

                              |over 20,700   |40.0                         

Notes:                                                                     

1. In Germany tax rates rise gradually from 19 per cent. to a top rate of  

53 per cent. The top rate is reached at a taxable income of £29,787 (      

single) and £59,574 (married couple, joint return).                        

2. The incomes given for France are halved in the case of a single person. 


Income band at each income tax rate chargeable                             

Year of income                |Taxable income|Rate                         

                              |bracket       |per cent.                    

                              |£                                           

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Germany 1990                   see Note 1                                  

                                                                           

Italy 1990                    |0-2,671       |10.0                         

                              |2,671-5,300   |22.0                         

                              |5,300-13,272  |26.0                         

                              |13,272-26,586 |33.0                         

                              |26,586-66,402 |40.0                         

                              |66,402-132,846|45.0                         

                              |over 132,846  |50.0                         

                                                                           

France 1989                   |0-2,850       |0.0                          

                              |2,850-2,980   |5.0                          

                              |2,980-3,531   |9.6                          

                              |3,531-5,582   |14.4                         

                              |5,582-7,176   |19.2                         

                              |7,176-9,009   |24.0                         

                              |9,009-10,903  |28.8                         

                              |10,903-12,579 |33.6                         

                              |12,579-20,959 |38.4                         

                              |20,959-28,826 |43.2                         

                              |28,826-34,097 |49.0                         

                              |34,097-38,787 |53.9                         

                              |over 38,787   |56.8                         

                                                                           

United States of America                                                   

  (single) 1989               |0-11,175      |15.0                         

                              |11,175-27,048 |28.0                         

                              |27,048-56,084 |33.0                         

                              |over 56,084   |28.0                         

(married, joint returns) 1989 |0-18,645      |15.0                         

                              |18,645-45,090 |28.0                         

                              |45,090-93,566 |33.0                         

                              |over 93,566   |28.0                         

(married, separate returns)   |0-9,322       |15.0                         

                              |9,322-22,545  |28.0                         

                              |22,545-71,021 |33.0                         

                              |over 71,021   |28.0                         

                                                                           

Netherlands 1990              |0-10,718      |35.1                         

                              |10,718-21,436 |50.0                         

                              |over 21,436   |60.0                         

                                                                           

United Kingdom 1989-90        |0--20,700     |25.0                         

                              |over 20,700   |40.0                         

Notes:                                                                     

1. In Germany tax rates rise gradually from 19 per cent. to a top rate of  

53 per cent. The top rate is reached at a taxable income of £29,787 (      

single) and £59,574 (married couple, joint return).                        

2. The incomes given for France are halved in the case of a single person. 


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Taxation

Sir Hal Miller : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much income tax receipts would be reduced in a full year, at 1989-90 income levels, with a 5p reduction in the basic rate of tax, assuming the basic rate limit was reduced from £20,700 taxable income to £12, 000 ;

(2) how much income tax receipts would be reduced in a full year, at 1989- 90 income levels, with a 5p reduction in the basic rate of tax, assuming the basic rate limit was reduced from £20,700 taxable income to £15,000.

Mr. Lilley : The direct revenue cost in a full year, at 1989-90 income levels, of a 5p reduction in the basic rate of tax and, at the same time, a reduction in the basic rate limit from £20,700 taxable income to £12,000 is estimated to be £3 billion. If the basic rate of tax was reduced by 5p and the basic rate limit reduced to £15,000, the cost is estimated to be £5.5 billion.

The estimates include the change in receipts of advance corporation tax and on consequent liability to mainstream corporation tax, but exclude the effects on capital gains tax and possible behavioural effects. They are based on a projection of the 1987-88 survey of personal incomes and are provisional.

Auditors

Mr. Austin Mitchell : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the auditors to each company in which the Government maintain (a) a golden share and (b) an equity investment.

Mr. Lilley : The auditors to each company in which the Government maintain (a) a special share or (b) a residual shareholding following privatisation (where different) are as follows :


                             |Auditors                                                 

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(a)                                                                                    

Britoil                      |Peat Marwick McLintock                                   

Cable and Wireless           |Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte                             

Jaguar                       |Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte                             

Sealink                      |Touche Ross                                              

British Telecom              |Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte                             

British Aerospace            |Peat Marwick McLintock                                   

VSEL Consortium              |Peat Marwick McLintock                                   

British Gas                  |Price Waterhouse                                         

Rolls-Royce                  |Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte                             

BAA                          |Touche Ross                                              

British Steel                |Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte                             

Mersey Docks and Harbour                                                               

    Company                  |Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte                             

Anglian Water                |Price Waterhouse                                         

Northumbrian Water           |Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte                             

North West Water             |Price Waterhouse                                         

Severn Trent                 |Price Waterhouse                                         

Southern Water               |Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte                             

South West Water             |Price Waterhouse                                         

Thames Water                 |Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte                             

Welsh Water                  |Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte                             

Wessex Water                 |Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte                             

Yorkshire Water              |Price Waterhouse                                         

                                                                                       

(b)                                                                                    

BP                           |Ernst and Young                                          

British Airways              |Ernst and Young                                          

Excise Duties

Mr. Harry Greenway : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the price of the most widely selling category of cigarettes is accounted for by excise duties, including value added tax ; what are the comparable percentages for other dutiable goods, petrol, spirits, beers and wines ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ryder : The burden of excise duty and value added tax as a percentage of the price for the range of dutiable goods specified in the question is as follows :


                                |Total tax as               

                                |percentage of              

                                |price                      

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Cigarettes-20 king-size         |72.7                       

Petrol-4 star leaded-per litre  |63.4                       

Petrol-unleaded-per litre       |59.3                       

Spirits-75 cl bottle            |69.9                       

Beer-pint                       |32.6                       

Cider-" pint bottle             |20.1                       

Wine-still table-1 litre bottle |59.1                       

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Mrs. Gorman : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development seeks advice and information from think tanks and academics who support the creation of free market economies.

Mr. Ryder : In the current discussions to establish the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Government are encouraging any measures which will assist the bank in promoting the creation of free market economies in central and eastern Europe.

Mortgage Interest Relief

Mr. Paice : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his estimate of the cost to the Government of mortgage interest relief in (a) 1987-88, (b) 1988-89 and (c) 1989-90, estimated ; and what proportion of this accrues to higher-rate taxpayers.

Mr. Lilley : The information requested is given in the table. Estimates are based on projections of the 1987-88 survey of personal incomes. The figures for 1988-89 and 1989-90 are therefore provisional.


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Year            |Cost of                                        

mortgage        |relief at                                      

interest relief |excess over                                    

                                |basic rate                     

                |£ million      |Per cent.                      

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1987-88         |4,900          |9                              

1988-89         |5,400          |6                              

1989-90         |7,000          |6                              

Mr. Paice : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his estimate of the income which would accrue to the Government from restricting mortgage interest relief to the basic rate of income tax.

Mr. Lilley : The additional yield to the Exchequer from restricting mortgage interest relief to the basic rate of income tax is estimated to be £430 million at 1989-90 levels of income.

Mr. Paice : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the cost to the Government of increasing the maximum limit for mortgage interest relief to (a) £35,000, (b) £40,000 and (c) £45,000.

Mr. Lilley : Provisional estimates of the direct revenue costs of increasing the ceiling for mortgage interest relief are (a) £320 million, (b) £580 million and (c) £770 million. These estimates are at 1989-90 levels of income and current interest rate levels and exclude behavioural effects, which would be substantial for the higher ceilings.

Capital Gains Tax

Mr. Paice : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total income to the Government from capital gains tax in the years (a) 1987 -88, (b) 1988-89 and (c) 1989-90, estimated ; and what is his estimate of the income forgone through the existence of rollover relief in each year.

Mr. Lilley : Receipts of capital gains tax in financial years since 1987-88 have been as follows :


          |£ million          

------------------------------

1987-88   |1,379              

1988-89   |2,323              

1989-90   |<1>2,000           

<1> forecast                  

These figures exclude receipts from capital gains of companies taxed within corporation tax. I regret that an estimate of the total cost of rollover relief is not available.

HMSO

Mr. John Garrett : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the expenditure to date on consultants engaged on the grading structure study in Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

Mr. Ryder : A total of £127,000 in 1988, and £95,000 in 1989.

National Savings

Mr. Bermingham : To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to develop the role of the Department for National Savings ; and if he will make a statement.


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Mr. Ryder : I refer the hon. Member to the reply that I gave on 19 January to the hon. Member for Brent, South (Mr. Boateng), Official Report, column 437 .

SCOTLAND

Batteries and Accumulators

Mr. Gareth Wardell : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what steps his Department has taken to promote research aimed at reducing the dangerous substance content and increasing the use of less polluting substitute substances in batteries and accumulators and into methods of recycling ;

(2) what steps his Department has taken to reduce the volume of spent batteries and accumulators in household waste.

Mr. Lang : I refer the hon. Member to the replies given to him by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Industry and Consumer Affairs on Friday 19 January, volume 165, column 444.

Colliery Closures

Mr. Robertson : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make any special provision for the development of rural areas affected by colliery closures.


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Mr. Lang : Substantial support is made available through the Scottish Development Agency and British Coal Enterprise. This will be continued under the Scottish Enterprise proposals. The Government are pressing for the inclusion of all mining areas in Scotland in the European Commission's RECHAR initiative.

Offences Against Children

Mr. David Marshall : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many men have been prosecuted for (a) rape and (b) sexual offences against children including incest, in each case of the last five years in Scotland ; how many have been convicted in each of these years ; of these, how many have not been sent to prison ; and how many have been sentenced to terms of imprisonment of not less than three years, between three and five years, between five and 10 years and over 10 years, respectively.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton : The available information is set out in the table. Information which separately identifies sexual offences against children is not held centrally.


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Prosecutions for rape 1984--88                                 

                                 |1984|1985|1986|1987|1988     

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Persons proceeded against        |43  |80  |65  |64  |82       

Persons with charge proved       |20  |39  |29  |34  |47       

  Custodial sentence             |19  |39  |26  |33  |45       

    Less than three years        |2   |8   |6   |5   |8        

    Three years up to five years |5   |7   |3   |5   |14       

    Five years up to 10 years    |8   |19  |12  |19  |19       

    10 years and over            |3   |2   |4   |3   |4        

    Indeterminate sentence       |1   |3   |1   |1   |-        

  Other sentence                 |1   |-   |3   |1   |2        

Gynaecological Facilities

Mrs. Margaret Ewing : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has held with Grampian and Highland health boards for the improvement of maternity, obstetric and gynaecological provision in Grampian west unit prior to the development of local facilities ; and when he expects a final agreement to be reached.

Mr. Michael Forsyth : Grampian health board has improved maternity, obstetric and gynaecology provision in Grampian west unit by increased consultant visits, more clinics and improved emergency arrangements. In addition agreement has been reached on the transfer of obstetric, gynaecology and paediatric services for patients west of the Spey to Highland health board.

Mrs. Margaret Ewing : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects to be able to announce a decision on the development of maternity, obstetric and gynaecological facilities in Moray subsequent to the option appraisal exercise carried out by Grampian health board and the recent recommendation made by the board ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Michael Forsyth : When I receive Grampian health board's formal submission of its recommended option I will give it due consideration.


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School Governors

Mrs. Ray Michie : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the new system of appointment for governors of further education colleges in Scotland ; what scrutiny there is of appointments ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Lang : Apart from the college principal, who is a member ex officio, members of college councils will be appointed by education authorities by 1 August 1990 after consulting such employer, trade union or other organisations as appear to them to represent interests relevant to the work of the college, and after considering any nominations by individual employers. I am sure the education authorities will scrutinise carefully candidates' suitability for appointment.

Core Curriculum

Mrs. Ray Michie : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the guidelines issued by the Scottish Education Department about the core curriculum for pupils in S3 and S4 in Scotland from 1992 are mandatory or optional ; what choice will be available to pupils outside the core curriculum ; whether the proposed core curriculum will apply to private schools in Scotland ; and if he will make a statement.


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Mr. Lang : The current guidelines on the secondary curriculum were prepared by the Scottish Consultative Council on the Curriculum and recommended to education authorities in Scottish Education Department circular No. 7/89. Schools are expected to adopt the guidelines with such variation of detail as may be appropriate to local circumstances. The core curriculum recommended for S3 and S4 occupies about 70 per cent. of available teaching time, thus leaving some 30 per cent. for optional courses. The guidelines have been made available to the independent schools, but it is for those schools to decide what use, if any, they will make of them.

Crofters

Mr. Maclennan : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will adjust the levels of grant and loans available under the crofters building grants and loan scheme in line with inflation.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton : The levels of grant and loans are currently being reviewed and revised rates will be introduced in 1990-91.

Mentally Ill Patients

Mr. Kirkwood : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take steps to ensure a co-ordinated approach between health boards and social health departments in Scotland on the provision of proper community care for long-term hospital patients who are mentally ill along the lines of that adopted in other parts of the United Kingdom.

Mr. Lang : As stated in the White Paper "Caring for People", we intend to secure close co-operation between local authorities and health boards in the provision of appropriate community care services through the development of community care plans based on planning agreements. The National Health Service and Community Care Bill includes a provision placing a duty on local authorities to prepare such plans while the same result will be secured in the case of health boards by administrative means. We intend to monitor carefully the progress made in the implementation of plans through the reports which each local authority and health board will be required to provide.

Training

Mr. Dewar : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much has been spent by central Government on (a) the employment training scheme and (b) YTS in Scotland in each year since the scheme's inception at constant 1988-89 prices.

Mr. Rifkind [holding answer 18 January 1990] : The amounts spent by central Government on employment training and YTS in Scotland in each year since the inception of the schemes are set out in the tables at constant 1988-89 prices.


(a) Employment training        

Spend (1988-89 prices)         

           |£ million          

-------------------------------

<1>1988-89 |25.9               

<1> Half year September to     

March only.                    

Note: This figure does not     

include training allowances or 

income support costs as such   

information is not recorded on 

a regional basis.              



(b) YTS                       

Spend (1988-89 prices)        

Year      |£ million          

------------------------------

1983-84   |93.5               

1984-85   |95.3               

1985-86   |90.3               

1986-87   |102.2              

1987-88   |102.2              

1988-89   |102.8              

Student Allowances

Mr. Worthington : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether students of 16 years and older at the commencement of the course at a Scottish central institution who qualify for extra allowances under the SED scheme will continue to receive their allowances, following introduction of the student loan scheme ; and whether they will continue to be uprated annually.

Mr. Lang [holding answer 22 January 1990] : Supplementary allowances will continue to be available to all eligible students under the student allowances scheme after the introduction of student loans in session 1990-91.

The level of supplementary allowances for session 1991-92 and subsequent years will be considered at the appropriate time in the light of all the circumstances, including available resources.

Health Education

Mr. Worthington : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the review of health education has been completed ; and when it will be published.

Mr. Michael Forsyth [holding answer 22 January 1990] : Touche Ross management consultants submitted their report on the review of health education in Scotland on 21 December 1989. Their conclusions are currently being considered and I expect to announce the Government's views shortly.

EMPLOYMENT

Youth Training Scheme

Ms. Short : To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give the latest details from the YTS leavers survey showing (a) the range and average wages earned, (b) the hours worked and (c) the types of jobs done by those leavers for those (i) in full-time work with the same employer, (ii) in full-time work with a different employer and (iii) in part-time work, giving the information separately for male and female and Great Britain totals.

Mr. Nicholls : The 100 per cent. follow-up survey of YTS leavers does not gather information about wages earned or specific number of hours worked.

The tables show the numbers and proportion of leavers who found full-time and part-time work in each occupational group. The information is given separately for all leavers, male and female.


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Type of work found for leavers in a job during the period August 1987 to July 1989                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                 Full-time job with                                      Full-time job with                                      Part-time job                                                                      

                                                                                |same employer              |different employer                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Occupational classification                         |Total                      |Number                     |Per cent.                  |Number                     |Per cent.                  |Number                     |Per cent.                                              

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Total                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

A. Administrative and clerical occupations          |65,344                     |33,504                     |51.27                      |31,073                     |47.55                      |767                        |1.17                                                   

B. Creative, educational and recreational                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

   service occupations                              |4,511                      |2,298                      |50.94                      |1,918                      |42.52                      |295                        |6.54                                                   

C. Health, community and personal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

   services occupations                             |11,508                     |3,887                      |33.78                      |5,662                      |49.20                      |1,959                      |17.02                                                  

C40. Hairdressing occupations                       |32,253                     |12,651                     |39.22                      |15,035                     |46.62                      |4,567                      |14.16                                                  

D. Selling and storage occupations                  |15,975                     |6,619                      |41.43                      |8,345                      |52.24                      |1,011                      |6.33                                                   

E. Scientific occupations                           |1,807                      |897                        |49.64                      |886                        |49.03                      |24                         |1.33                                                   

F. Catering, food preparation and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

   processing occupations                           |16,329                     |4,368                      |26.75                      |9,247                      |56.63                      |2,714                      |16.62                                                  

G. Agriculture and related occupations              |6,756                      |3,377                      |49.99                      |3,108                      |46.00                      |271                        |4.01                                                   

J. Transport operating occupations                  |3,717                      |1,718                      |46.22                      |1,716                      |46.17                      |283                        |7.61                                                   

K. Construction and civil engineering                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

   occupations                                      |21,136                     |11,209                     |53.03                      |9,751                      |46.13                      |176                        |0.83                                                   

M/N. Engineering occupations                        |21,470                     |11,525                     |53.68                      |9,861                      |45.93                      |84                         |0.39                                                   

P. Motor vehicle repair and maintenance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

   occupations                                      |10,304                     |7,282                      |70.67                      |2,966                      |28.78                      |56                         |0.54                                                   

Q. Non-metal processing occupations                 |6,581                      |2,467                      |37.49                      |4,033                      |61.28                      |81                         |1.23                                                   

R. Printing occupations                             |3,204                      |1,574                      |49.13                      |1,596                      |49.81                      |34                         |1.06                                                   

S. Clothing and textiles manufacturing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

   occupations                                      |8,821                      |3,177                      |36.02                      |5,566                      |63.10                      |78                         |0.88                                                   

T. Security services occupations                    |3,525                      |201                        |5.70                       |3,290                      |93.33                      |34                         |0.96                                                   

Y. Other occupations                                |18,071                     |5,293                      |29.9                       |11,371                     |62.92                      |1,407                      |7.79                                                   

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Total in a job                                      |246,043                    |112,763                    |45.83                      |120,188                    |48.85                      |13,092                     |5.32                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Males                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

A. Administrative and clerical occupations          |13,558                     |7,475                      |55.13                      |5,971                      |44.04                      |112                        |0.83                                                   

B. Creative, educational and recreational                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

   service occupations                              |2,303                      |1,240                      |53.84                      |930                        |40.38                      |133                        |5.78                                                   

C. Health, community and personal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

   services occupations                             |1,310                      |299                        |22.82                      |845                        |64.50                      |166                        |12.67                                                  

C40. Hairdressing occupations                       |530                        |327                        |22.82                      |197                        |37.17                      |6                          |1.13                                                   

D. Selling and storage occupations                  |15,289                     |6,311                      |41.28                      |7,981                      |52.20                      |997                        |6.52                                                   

E. Scientific occupations                           |1,121                      |589                        |52.54                      |522                        |46.57                      |10                         |0.89                                                   

F. Catering, food preparation and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

   processing occupations                           |6,974                      |2,197                      |31.50                      |4,166                      |59.74                      |611                        |8.76                                                   

G. Agriculture and related occupations              |5,171                      |2,683                      |51.89                      |2,341                      |45.27                      |147                        |2.84                                                   

J. Transport operating occupations                  |3,199                      |1,518                      |47.45                      |1,468                      |45.89                      |213                        |6.66                                                   

K. Construction and civil engineering                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

   occupations                                      |20,775                     |11,073                     |53.30                      |9,537                      |45.91                      |165                        |0.79                                                   

M/N. Engineering occupations                        |19,976                     |11,185                     |55.99                      |8,727                      |43.69                      |64                         |0.32                                                   

P. Motor vehicle repair and maintenance occupations |10,157                     |7,210                      |70.99                      |2,897                      |28.52                      |50                         |0.49                                                   

Q. Non-metal processing occupations                 |5,575                      |2,304                      |41.33                      |3,233                      |57.99                      |38                         |0.68                                                   

R. Printing occupations                             |2,395                      |1,221                      |50.98                      |1,160                      |48.43                      |14                         |0.58                                                   

S. Clothing and textiles manufacturing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

   occupations                                      |1,671                      |535                        |32.02                      |1,122                      |67.15                      |14                         |0.84                                                   

T. Security services occupations                    |3,099                      |159                        |5.13                       |2,913                      |94.00                      |27                         |0.87                                                   

Y. Other occupations                                |10,093                     |3,429                      |33.98                      |6,264                      |62.06                      |400                        |3.96                                                   

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Total in a job                                      |123,196                    |59,755                     |48.50                      |60,274                     |48.93                      |3,167                      |2.57                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Females                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

A. Administrative and clerical occupations          |51,786                     |26,029                     |50.26                      |25,102                     |48.47                      |655                        |1.26                                                   

B. Creative, educational and recreational                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

   service occupations                              |2,208                      |1,058                      |47.92                      |988                        |44.75                      |162                        |7.34                                                   

C. Health, community and personal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

   services occupations                             |10,198                     |3,588                      |35.18                      |4,817                      |47.23                      |1,793                      |17.58                                                  

C40. Hairdressing occupations                       |10,176                     |7,008                      |68.87                      |2,912                      |28.62                      |256                        |2.52                                                   

D. Selling and storage occupations                  |16,964                     |6,340                      |37.37                      |7,054                      |41.58                      |3,570                      |21.04                                                  

E. Scientific occupations                           |686                        |308                        |44.90                      |364                        |53.06                      |14                         |2.04                                                   

F. Catering, food preparation and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

   processing occupations                           |9,355                      |2,171                      |23.21                      |5,081                      |54.31                      |2,103                      |22.48                                                  

G. Agriculture and related occupations              |1,585                      |694                        |43.79                      |767                        |48.39                      |124                        |7.82                                                   

J. Transport operating occupations                  |518                        |200                        |38.61                      |248                        |47.88                      |70                         |13.51                                                  

K. Construction and civil engineering                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

   occupations                                      |361                        |136                        |37.67                      |214                        |59.28                      |11                         |3.05                                                   

M/N. Engineering occupations                        |1,494                      |340                        |22.76                      |1,134                      |75.90                      |20                         |1.34                                                   

P. Motor vehicle repair and maintenance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

   occupations                                      |147                        |72                         |48.98                      |69                         |46.94                      |6                          |4.08                                                   

Q. Non-metal processing occupations                 |1,006                      |163                        |16.20                      |800                        |79.52                      |43                         |4.27                                                   

R. Printing occupations                             |809                        |353                        |43.63                      |436                        |53.89                      |20                         |2.47                                                   

S. Clothing and textiles manufacturing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

   occupations                                      |7,150                      |2,642                      |36.95                      |4,444                      |62.15                      |64                         |0.90                                                   

T. Security services occupations                    |426                        |42                         |9.86                       |377                        |88.50                      |7                          |1.64                                                   

Y. Other occupations                                |7,978                      |1,864                      |23.36                      |5,107                      |64.01                      |1,007                      |12.62                                                  

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Total in a job                                      |122,847                    |53,008                     |43.15                      |59,914                     |48.77                      |9,925                      |8.08                                                   

Labour Statistics

Ms. Short : To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the latest number of (a) referrals to job clubs, (b) the number of starts with job clubs, (c) the number of job club leavers and (d) the number of job club leavers getting jobs or becoming unemployed for Great Britain and each Training Agency region for each month since May 1989.

Mr. Eggar : From May 1989 to November 1989, 81,725 people started with a job club. During the same period,


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there were 79,239 leavers, of whom 42,729 left to start work, a further 11,954 going on to some other positive outcome such as training, education or self-employment. Regional and monthly breakdowns are given in the table.

Because of the very large number of potential referrals points, the employment service does not keep statistics of referrals. All job club members are unemployed and separate records are not kept of the number remaining out of work on ceasing to attend.


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                          |May      |June     |July     |August   |September|October  |November |Total              

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Scotland                                                                                                            

Starts                    |1,452    |1,841    |1,202    |1,586    |2,017    |1,898    |1,909    |11,905             

Total leavers             |1,810    |1,942    |1,460    |1,661    |1,968    |1,744    |1,708    |12,293             

Job entries               |1,043    |1,116    |777      |923      |1,161    |1,005    |981      |7,006              

Other positive outcomes   |225      |254      |188      |275      |316      |228      |268      |1,754              

                                                                                                                    

Northern                                                                                                            

Starts                    |743      |860      |714      |689      |1,075    |1,082    |982      |6,145              

Total leavers             |876      |995      |723      |691      |988      |842      |878      |5,993              

Job entries               |460      |496      |367      |355      |485      |434      |414      |3,011              

Other positive outcomes   |116      |140      |116      |83       |131      |110      |127      |823                

                                                                                                                    

Yorkshire and Humberside                                                                                            

Starts                    |919      |1,033    |991      |926      |1,339    |1,317    |1,305    |7,830              

Total leavers             |1,006    |1,240    |877      |915      |1,268    |1,133    |1,081    |7,520              

Job entries               |621      |712      |500      |537      |723      |692      |661      |4,446              

Other positive outcomes   |128      |188      |113      |124      |231      |157      |150      |1,091              

                                                                                                                    

North West                                                                                                          

Starts                    |1,731    |2,050    |1,588    |1,689    |2,210    |2,185    |2,400    |13,853             

Total leavers             |1,968    |2,096    |1,722    |1,705    |2,121    |1,910    |1,930    |13,452             

Job entries               |1,080    |1,185    |971      |920      |1,189    |1,049    |1,063    |7,457              

Other positive outcomes   |250      |263      |234      |247      |337      |265      |268      |1,864              

                                                                                                                    

East Midlands and Eastern                                                                                           

Starts                    |798      |1,093    |833      |856      |1,110    |1,064    |1,204    |6,958              

Total leavers             |919      |978      |923      |816      |1,079    |959      |908      |6,582              

Job entries               |568      |610      |537      |476      |679      |590      |545      |4,005              

Other positive outcomes   |108      |160      |150      |161      |194      |161      |156      |1,090              

                                                                                                                    

West Midlands                                                                                                       

Starts                    |811      |1,028    |899      |971      |1,234    |1,317    |1,303    |7,563              

Total leavers             |961      |1,037    |862      |912      |1,239    |1,173    |1,171    |7,355              

Job entries               |495      |562      |451      |503      |627      |647      |624      |3,909              

Other positive outcomes   |164      |180      |163      |148      |217      |206      |173      |1,251              

                                                                                                                    

Wales                                                                                                               

Starts                    |510      |684      |599      |637      |758      |813      |781      |4,782              

Total leavers             |597      |780      |598      |563      |757      |661      |673      |4,629              

Job entries               |381      |397      |355      |326      |448      |394      |408      |2,709              

Other positive outcomes   |97       |86       |94       |98       |125      |82       |84       |666                

                                                                                                                    

South West                                                                                                          

Starts                    |527      |547      |451      |518      |605      |608      |727      |3,983              

Total leavers             |580      |608      |471      |460      |563      |557      |555      |3,794              

Job entries               |323      |354      |254      |266      |326      |345      |298      |2,166              

Other positive outcomes   |66       |95       |78       |70       |100      |84       |79       |572                

                                                                                                                    

London and South East                                                                                               

Starts                    |2,075    |2,544    |2,394    |2,436    |3,062    |3,093    |3,102    |18,706             

Total leavers             |2,276    |2,617    |2,389    |2,277    |2,777    |2,615    |2,670    |17,621             

Job entries               |1,119    |1,133    |926      |1,008    |1,303    |1,277    |1,254    |8,020              

Other positive outcomes   |333      |442      |396      |374      |502      |360      |436      |2,843              

                                                                                                                    

National                                                                                                            

Starts                    |9,566    |11,680   |9,671    |10,308   |13,410   |13,377   |13,713   |81,725             

Total leavers             |10,993   |12,293   |10,025   |10,000   |12,760   |11,594   |11,574   |79,239             

Job entries               |6,090    |6,565    |5,138    |5,314    |6,941    |6,433    |6,248    |42,729             

Other positive outcomes   |1,487    |1,808    |1,532    |1,580    |2,153    |1,653    |1,741    |11,954             

Unofficial Strikes

Mr. John Evans : To ask the Secretary of State for Employment (1) how many unofficial strikes took place in the coal industry in 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989 ;

(2) how many unofficial strikes took place in the construction industry in 1987, 1988 and 1989 ;

(3) how many unofficial strikes took place in the docks industry in 1987, 1988 and 1989 ;

(4) how many unofficial strikes took place in the motor manufacturing industry in 1987, 1988 and 1989 ;

(5) how many unofficial strikes took place in the Post Office in 1987, 1988 and 1989 ;

(6) how many unofficial strikes took place in the shipbuilding industry in 1987, 1988 and 1989 ;

(7) how many unofficial strikes took place on the railways in 1987, 1988 and 1989 ;

(8) what was the total number of days lost through unofficial strikes in the construction industry in 1987, 1988 and 1989 ; (9) what was the total number of days lost through unofficial strikes in the Post Office in 1987, 1988 and 1989 ;


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