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Campbell's Soups

Mr. Campbell-Savours: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what discussions have taken place between representatives of Campbell's Soups, Stratford-on-Avon operations and the Department of Employment on matters relating to redundancy at that plant in the last two years. [15365]

Mr. Forth: No discussions have taken place between the Department and representatives of Campbell's Soups relating to redundancy at the Stratford-on-Avon plant.

Mr. Campbell-Savours: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment on how many occasions in the past two years redundancies announced by Campbell's Soups have been required to be notified to her Department. [15366]

Mr. John M. Taylor: I have been asked to reply.

Information given to the Department under the statutory redundancy handling provisions is provided in confidence.

Vice-Chancellors and Principals

Ms Armstrong: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will publish the salaries of the vice-chancellors and principals of United Kingdom universities according to the salary bands published in the institutional annual. [15422]

Mr. Forth: My right hon. Friend has no plans to publish this information. The higher education funding councils require universities to disclose these details. They are already in the public domain.

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Training and Enterprise Councils

Mr. Byers: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what was the surplus or loss on trading account of each training and enterprise council in 1994-95. [15569]

Mr. Paice: The following table lists the surpluses or losses incurred by training and enterprise councils in 1994-95. The figures are those shown in the audited statutory accounts lodged at Companies House.

Post tax operating surplus

1994-95
TECS by region£
Northern
County Durham(785,231)
Northumberland884,973
Teesside(3,941,000)
Tyneside(1,191,000)
Sunderland City250,264
(4,781,994)
Merseyside
CEWTEC359,849
Merseyside2,683,672
QUALITEC(130,746)
2,912,775
North West
Bolton/Bury(527,728)
Manchester(215,299)
METRO379,973
Oldham(127,476)
Rochdale129,225
South and East Cheshire263,853
Stockport and High Peak(63,548)
Cumbria(101,023)
ELTEC(268,183)
LAWTEC1,866,300
NORMID587,422
1,923,516
Yorkshire and Humberside
Barnsley/Doncaster232,000
Bradford(387,183)
Calderdale and Kirklees225,868
Humberside760,616
Leeds(1,816,448)
North Yorkshire397,000
Rotheram(122,704)
Sheffield(372,000)
Wakefield126,742
(956,109)
Eastern
Bedfordshire(143,547)
CAMBS(55,355)
Essex363,953
Greater Peterborough21,450
Hertfordshire852,000
Norfolk and Waverney(91,000)
Suffolk(396,331)
551,170
East Midlands
Greater Nottingham319,000
Leicester(271,766)
Lincolnshire(2,135,126)
Northamptonshire192,807
North Derbyshire92,217
North Nottinghamshire701,783
South Derbyshire(356,000)
(1,457,085)
West Midlands
Birmingham2,043,000
Central England283,485
Coventry/Warwick118,851
Dudley(61,500)
HAWTEC(170,417)
Sandwell(331,901)
Shropshire150,285
Staffordshire(1,842,000)
Walsall(612,779)
Wolverhamptom640,000
217,024
South West
Westec(399,000)
Devon/Cornwall(1,366,000)
Dorset318,838
Gloucester769,047
Somerset(140,890)
Wiltshire(632,032)
(1,450,037)
London
AZTEC748,520
CENTEC287,415
CILNTEC(36,989)
LETEC2,765,046
North London3,519,426
North West London118,023
SOLOTEC(1,396,023)
South Thames0
West London(286,586)
5,718,832
South East
Hampshire343,021
Isle of Wight(232,391)
Kent(133,463)
Milton Keynes/North Buckinghamshire32,654
Heart of England196,567
Surrey(727,521)
Susex240,000
Thames Valley Ent.(145,906)
427,039
Grand Total2,251,053

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Access to Work Scheme

Mr. Blunkett: To ask the Secretary of State for the Education and Employment how many people in each county and region have received assistance under access to work; and in each case if she will give the number who were (a) employed and (b) unemployed at the time of their application. [15590]

Mr. Forth: 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.

19 Feb 1996 : Column: 11

Letter from Mike Fogden to Mr. David Blunkett, dated 19 February 1996:


Supplementary Credit Approvals

Mr. Hicks: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment (1) if she will list those applications for supplementary credit approval that have been approved by her Department during the current financial year together with financial amounts involved, the number of applications received and the total cost of these projects; [15592]

Mrs. Gillan: Copies of press notices listing supplementary credit approvals so far issued in 1995-96, which total over £40 million, have been placed in the Library. This figures includes some cover for Liskeard junior school. Applications so far made total around £110 million--year 1 costs--and there have been approximately 270 bids. I hope to be able to announce further SCAs for 1995-96 shortly.

Teachers

Mr. Dover: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment (1) what assessment she has made of the impact on the job prospects of newly qualified teachers of teachers who have taken early retirement returning to work; [15586]

Mr. Robin Squire: The Department does not believe that the re-employment of retired teachers is having an adverse effect on the job prospects of newly qualified teachers. In 1986-87, 12,600 newly qualified teachers entered full-time teaching, 42 per cent. of all entrants. In 1993-94, the latest year for which we have information, the figures were 17,700 and 58 per cent. respectively. My right hon. Friend has no plans to make it her policy to ban re-employment of teachers who have been granted premature retirement. Teachers whose re-employment brings the total of salary and pension they receive above the rate of their previous salary are subject to abatement of pension.

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Employment Service

Mr. Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what remuneration the chief executive of the Employment Service received in (a) 1994-95 and (b) 1995-96; and what is planned for 1996-97. [15672]

Mr. Forth: 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.

Letter from Mike Fodgen to Mr. Paddy Tipping, dated 19 February 1996.


Mr. Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what assessment she has made of the number and costs of payments made erroneously to claimants as a result of industrial action in jobcentres between 30 November 1995 and 19 February 1996. [15674]

Mr. Forth: 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.

Letter from Mike Fogden to Mr. Paddy Tipping, dated 19 February 1996:


Mr. Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will provide a breakdown of the extra costs contracted by the Employment Service as a result of industrial action in jobcentres between 30 November 1995 and 19 February 1996. [15673]

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Mr. Forth: 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.

Letter from Mike Fogden to Mr. Paddy Tipping, dated 19 February 1996:



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