Employment: Training and Rehabilitation

House of Lords written question – answered on 15th January 2014.

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Photo of Lord Beecham Lord Beecham Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Justice)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to secure the future of Finchale Training College in Durham following the expiry of its contract with the Department for Work and Pensions in August.

Photo of Lord Freud Lord Freud The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

We are continuing to explore all options for Residential Training provision, and no decisions have yet been made on contracts beyond August 2014. In the coming weeks, the Minister for Disabled People, my hon. Friend the Member for Hemel Hempstead, Mike Penning MP, intends to meet with all contracted Residential Training Colleges, including Finchale College, to discuss the way forward.

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