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Mr. Sanders: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people under 25 years old were not in employment, education or training in (a) Torbay constituency and (b) each region in (i) 1997, (ii) 2007 and (iii) 2008-09. 
Kevin Brennan: The following table gives estimates of the number and proportion of people aged(1) 16 to 24 not in education employment or training (NEET) in each region in the fourth quarter of 2000, 2007 and 2008. This information is from the labour force survey (LFS). Due to incomplete data, estimates are not available prior to 2000.
Please note that these estimates are subject to large sampling variability and should therefore be treated with caution and viewed in conjunction with the confidence intervals(2) (CIs), which indicate how accurate an estimate is. For example, a 95 per cent. CI of +1-3.2 percentage points (pp) means that the true value is between 3.2pp above the estimate and 3.2pp below the estimate, for 95 per cent. of estimates.
(1) Age used is respondents academic age, which is defined as their age at the preceding 31 August.
(2) Those given are 95 per cent. confidence intervals
|Table: People aged 16 to 24 not in education, employment or training for each region|
|Region||Q4: NEET n umber||Q4: NEET p ercentage||Q4: Confidence Intervals (pp)|
Base: 16 to 24 year olds, England
Quarter 4 labour force survey
Kevin Brennan: Train to Gain and Apprenticeships are the primary programmes that deliver vocational learning to learners aged 19+ that are funded by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC). The funding that has been allocated to these programmes for the financial years 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 are given in the table following table.
BIS Skills Investment Strategy 2010-11