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Employment Service Overheads (New Deal)

Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his answer of 15 February 2001, Ref. 141694, Official Report, columns 205-06W, what costs have been incurred by the Employment Service in relation to (a) project design, (b) implementation, (c) marketing, (d) publicity and (e) limited refurbishment of some offices for the individual New Deals. [151518]

Ms Jowell [holding answer 26 February 2001]: The Employment Service funding to date for the project design, implementation, marketing and publicity for all of the New Deals is about £73 million. Around £37 million has been made available to finance the capital costs of refurbishing existing ES offices.

Employment and Training

(Doncaster/Wakefield)

Caroline Flint: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what the value was of his Department's financial support for employment and training since May 1997; and if he will list individual projects indicating the value of Government funding in the Doncaster/Wakefield employment district. [149071]

Mr. Blunkett: My Department has invested substantially in employment and training. My Department does not normally present aggregate figures for expenditure on these programmes. Table 1 shows the Department's spending on employment programmes including Work Based Learning for Adults. It shows spending on certain training programmes including Work Based Training for Young People. Separately, it also shows expenditure on New Deals and other programmes funded by the Windfall Tax. The New Deals offer help and support, including skills training, to people looking for work.

The table does not include expenditure on further education, some £3.5 billion in the current year, which includes funding for vocational education and training.

Table 1
£ million

1997-981998-991999-2000(33)2000-01(33)
Employment programmes, including:1,4991,3381,4091,502
Work Based Learning for Adults382272289318
Other training programmes9039501,0151,192
New Deals and other programmes funded by Windfall Tax50235480665

(33) Estimate

Source:

These figures are taken from the Departmental Annual Report 2000 and Budget 2001


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Table 2 shows total estimated expenditure since April 1997 on employment programmes and New Deals in the Doncaster and Wakefield Employment Service districts. Due to organisational changes, data for 1997-98 are not

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available. Due to boundary changes, expenditure for 2000-01 on DfEE Mainstream programmes and the New Deals are not comparable.

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Table 2: Estimated expenditure on DfEE Mainstream employment programmes, New Deal programmes in the Doncaster and Wakefield Employment Service districts
£ million

Payments made in
Employment measures1997-981998-991999-20002000-01(34)
DfEE Mainstream programmesn/a5.75.85.6
New Dealn/a6.08.05.3
New Deal and Mainstream totalsn/a11.713.811.08
Employment Zone----0.32.2

(34) Forecast

Source:

Figures provided by the Employment Service


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Table 3 shows expenditure figures for training programmes in the Wakefield Training and Enterprise Council (TEC) and the Doncaster part of the Barnsley and

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Doncaster TEC. The TECs' figures for Strategic activity/ Discretionary Projects may include expenditure other than training.

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Table 3: Estimated payments to the Training and Enterprise Councils in the Wakefield and Doncaster areas supporting training activities

£ million
Payments made in
1997-981998-991999-20002000-01(35)
Work Based Training for Young People9.47.88.29.5
Work Based Learning for Adults3.71.51.82.1
Competitiveness0.60.70.50.6
Strategic activity/Discretionary Projects1.61.51.71.4
Total TEC payments15.311.612.313.6

(35) Forecast

Source:

Figures provided by the Wakefield and Barnsley and Doncaster TECs


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Nortel Networks, Paignton

Mr. Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what extra resources will be made available to the South Devon Employment Service as a consequence of the redundancies announced by Nortel Networks, Paignton. [154292]

Ms Jowell: 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 Richard Foster to Mr. Adrian Sanders, dated 20 March 2001:


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Funding (Liverpool)

Mrs. Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how much new (a) capital and (b) revenue funding has been made available to schools and colleges in (i) Liverpool and (ii) Liverpool, Riverside since May 1997; and what the total amount of Government funding of education in Liverpool has been in these years. [154427]

Jacqui Smith: The information showing the schools in the Liverpool, Riverside constituency which benefited under the New Deal for Schools is shown in Table A. These allocations formed part of the £16.873 million investment made so far in schools in Liverpool local education authority under the New Deal for Schools programme.

The New Deal for Schools was introduced as a new additional programme targeted specifically at addressing the backlog of urgent repairs in school buildings that had

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built up after 18 years of under funding under the previous Administration. It has been in addition to other capital funds made available to Liverpool local education authority.

In total, since 1997, Liverpool local education authority has received some £147.253 million of funding for capital investment in school buildings as shown in Table B.

Nationally, investment in school buildings has tripled from £683 million a year in 1996-97 to over £2 billion in 2000-01. It will be £3.5 billion in 2003-04, including grant, credit approvals and Private Finance Initiative credits. There will be central Government investment of £8.5 million in school buildings in total from 2001-02 to 2003-04.

I refer my hon. Friend to the letter sent to her by the Secretary of State of 16 February for details of increases to revenue funding for schools in Liverpool. An extract covering the revenue funding allocated is shown in Table C. Information at constituency level is not readily available.

Since 1997, the Further Education Funding Council has allocated £19.37 million of capital grant to the projects at the City of Liverpool Community College listed in Table D. Revenue funding for the college since 1997 is shown in Table E.

The total amount of Government funding in schools and colleges in Liverpool since 1997 is shown in Table F.

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Table A: New deal for schools--allocations to schools in the Liverpool, Riverside constituency

Year School Project detailsGrant awarded (£)
1997-98St. Michael in the Hamlet PrimaryNew build 2 form entry school(36)1,275,000
Pleasant Street PrimaryFirst stage of new build school(36)1,275,000
1998-99St. Michael in the Hamlet PrimaryCompletion of new school675,000
Pleasant Street PrimaryPhase 2 of new build school800,000
Matthew Arnold PrimaryReplacement school1,641,000
1999-200032 Primary schoolsDevelopment cost of PFI bid(36)100,000
2000-01Morrison JuniorReplacement building2,021,071
Abercromby Nursery
Lidderdale Infant
Mersey View Special
Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Primary
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary
Our Lady of Reconciliation Catholic Primary Part of 117 school package (36)5,000,000
St. Anne's Catholic Primary for roof replacements
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Primary
St. Charles' Catholic Primary
St. Finbar's Catholic Primary
St. Gerard's Catholic Primary
St. Nicholas' Catholic Primary

(36) Denotes total allocations made to package projects covering more than one school Liverpool local education authority will be able to advise the value of projects at schools in the Liverpool, Riverside constituency which benefited from these allocations


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Table B: All capital allocations to Liverpool local education authority

£000
1997-981998-991999-20002000-01
Basic Credit Approvals4,9576,8325,9544,968
Supplementary Credit Approvals3,1342,7382,3601,330
Grant to Voluntary Aided Schools5,8095,1371,4062,272
New Deal for Schools1,2754,0162,7388,844
School Security Grant131162169165
PFI Credits------74,300
Energy Efficiency Initiative--155----
Class Size Initiative--85221154
National Grid for Learning Grant--9791,0501,649
Assistance with Asset Management Plans----66--
Seed Challenge Funding------295
Devolved Formula Capital for Schools------3,528
Renewal of School Laboratories------296
Nursery Provision------78
Total15,30620,10413,96497,879

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Table C: Revenue funding allocations--Liverpool local education authority

£ million
Standard spending assessment Grants
1997-98210.28.1
1998-99229.92.8
1999-2000238.37.8
2000-01248.425.8

Note:

The following revenue grants have been included: DfEE contributions to the Standards Fund; Class Size Reduction Grant; Funding for Education Action Zones; Grant for Nursery Vouchers in 1997-98; School Budget Support Grant; School Standards Grant; and Education Budget Support Grant


Table D: Central Government capital investment made in the City of Liverpool Community College

Year/education establishment£000
1997-98
Myrtle Street Centre for Performing Arts and Media Studies(37)(38)6,541
1998-99
Clarence Street(37)(38)4,469
Refurbishment at the Old Swan and Bankfield sites3,100
2000-01
Merchants Square--New Build of Service Industry Training and Community Learning Centre and construction of a new Technology Centre at Plumpfields Business Park(38)5,260
Total19,370

(37) New Build Project

(38) These projects are located in the Liverpool, Riverside constituency


Table E: Revenue funding for the City of Liverpool Community College

Year£
1997-9821,021,505
1998-9919,984,675
1999-200020,572,499
2000-0120,285,784

Table F: Total amount of Government funding in schools and colleges in Liverpool since 1997

£000
1997-981998-991999-20002000-01
Schools
Capital funding15,30620,10413,96497,879
Revenue funding210,200229,900238,300248,400
FE college
Capital funding6,5417,569--5,260
Revenue funding21,02119,98520,57220,286
Total253,068277,558272,836371,825


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