Date lodged: 7 September 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-10472 by Jamie Hepburn on 25 August 2017, for what reason the information is not held centrally, and where this information is held.
Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 22 September 2017
Scottish Government spending data are primarily held by directorate and by UN Function of Government category (COFOG). There are a number of public bodies that contribute to labour market training in Scotland, including Skills Development Scotland; the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Enterprise, and Highlands and Islands Enterprise; however, these bodies also deliver a range of other services, and do not have specific budgets for labour market training. As labour market training does not correspond directly to a UN spending category, and there are no directorates or agencies tasked solely with delivering these services, information is not collected on this topic.