Individual Learning Accounts

Education and Skills written question – answered on 19th March 2002.

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Photo of Stephen Hepburn Stephen Hepburn Labour, Jarrow

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people took advantage of individual learning accounts in (a) the UK, (b) the north-east, (c) south Tyneside and (d) the Jarrow constituency.

Photo of John Healey John Healey Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills)

Prior to the closure of the programme, some 2.6 million individuals opened individual learning accounts in England. Of these 1.4 million had booked learning. The table sets out the number of individuals in the north-east and Jarrow who took advantage of the help available through the individual learning accounts programme. It has not been possible to provide this for south Tyneside.

Area Number of active accounts
North-east(14) 56,501
Jarrow(15) 1,502

(14) North-east figure based on Government office north-east area.

(15) Jarrow figure based on post codes NE31, 32, 35 and 36.

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