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Disabled Employees

Mrs. Roche : To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many registered disabled people are employed in his Department ; and what percentage this is of the total.

Mr. Michael Forsyth : I refer the hon. Member to "Independent" of 18 March. A copy has been placed in the Library.


Mr. Austin Mitchell : To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many letters were received from, and written to, hon. Members by him and his ministerial colleagues in February.

Mr. Michael Forsyth : During February, the Department received 684 letters from hon. Members. In the same period, 526 replies were issued.

Parliamentary Questions

Mr. Redmond : To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list for the last 12 months how many parliamentary questions he has referred to one of his Department's agencies for answer ; and what percentage of parliamentary questions to his Department this represents.

Mr. Michael Forsyth : During the period 16 March 1993 to 15 March 1994, 202 parliamentary questions were referred for answer to the Employment Service, the only agency in the Department with responsibility for replying to parliamentary questions on operational matters. This figure represents 10.1 per cent. of all parliamentary questions replied to by the Department.

North Norfolk Action

Sir Ralph Howell : To ask the Secretary of State for Employment, pursuant to his answer of 3 March, Official Report, columns 867-68, what was the expected expenditure on each place on North Norfolk Action and the actual expenditure in the first six months of operation ; and if he will break down the expenditure to date into (a) provider fee, (b) allowances, (c) fares to interview, (d) publicity, (e) evaluation and (f) Employment Service running costs, including staff costs and payment of allowances.

Mr. Michael Forsyth : Responsibility for the subject of the question has been delegated to the Employment Service Agency under its chief executive. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.

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Letter from M. Fogden to Sir Ralph Howell, dated 23 March 1994 : The Secretary of State has asked me to answer your Parliamentary Question about the expected expenditure on each place on North Norfolk Action and the actual expenditure in the first six months of operation ; and a breakdown of expenditure incurred to date. The expected expenditure for North Norfolk Action was £3,263 per place. The actual expenditure for the first six months of North Norfolk Action was approximately £2,850 per place.

The expenditure to date broken down as you requested, is as follows :



(a) Provider fees      |187,950        

(b) Allowances         |85,178         

(c) Fares to interview |5,632          

(d) Publicity          |1,500          

(e) Evaluation         |-<1>           

(f) Running costs      |58,000         

<1> External evaluation starts on 22   

March and is expected to cost in the   

region of £25,250.                     

I hope this is helpful.


Mr. Cox : To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the organisations within the Greater London area which provide training to unemployed people in workshop and craft skills and are funded from Government programmes.

Miss Widdecombe : The following is a list of the organisations requested. Training and Enterprise Councils (TECS) are responsible for planning and arranging Government funded training programmes. London TECS are currently negotiating contracts with their training providers for 1994- 95.

Organisations with whom London TECs contract for workshop based training provision in all skills areas--


Craft Training


Wandsworth Training Agency, Clapham

Training and Business Factory, Clapham

Share Community, Battersea


Community Industry, Battersea

S Thamos College, Putney Hill

Wandsworth Training Agency, Wandsworth

Skill Areas


Apex Trust, Wandsworth and Merton

Share Community, Battersea

Royal Borough of Kingston

Wandsworth Training Agency

North East Surrey College of Technology, Ewell

Training and Business Factory, Brixton

Sight and Sound, Central London

Pruners, Sutton

Equinox Associates, Battersea

Mari Computer Training, Wandsworth

Instant Muscle, Tooting

Kingston College of Further Education

2. CENTEC (Central London TEC)

YT :

Camden Jobtrain

Community Care

Motor Mechanics

Tyre Fitting

Catering--Food Preparation

Carpentry and Joining

City of Westminster College

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Sound Engineering

Stage Electrics

Film and TV Lighting


Graphic Design

Recreation and Leisure Management

Engineering Technology

Video Production

Gas Installation

Construction Industry Training Board


Carpentry and Joinery



Fulham Training Workshops

Motor Vehicle

Electrical Installation

Painting and Decorating

Carpentry and Joinery

Hammersmith and Fulham

Graphic Design

Community Care


Hotel and Catering Training Co

Food Preparation and Cooking

Food and Drink Service



Kilburn Skills



Carpentry and Joinery

Painting and Decorating


Kingsway Training

Graphic Design



New Careers Training


Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Motor Vehicle

Community Care

Painting and Decorating


Splinters of Mayfair


Training for Work

Camden Training Centre





Capital Training

Bus Driving

Hammersmith and West London College



Hotel and Catering Training Company

Hotel and Catering

London Electronics College

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Mike Bryon Associates

Bus Driving

Pimlico Arts and Media


3. CILNTEC (City and Inner London North TEC)

YT :


Hackney College

Springboard Hackney

Road Transport Industry Training Board

Grand Metropolitan

Bracklyn Training

Construction Industry Training Board

Holloway Youth Workshops

Springboard Islington

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