Lords amendment: No. 3, after clause 6, insert—
B. Every local authority shall have power and shall be deemed always to have had power to enter into arrangements with the Manpower Services Commission or the Secretary of State under the provisions of the Employment and Training Act 1973.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.
The amendment has the effect of placing beyond doubt the fact that local authorities have the power, and have always had it, to enter into arrangements with the Manpower Services Commission or the Secretary of State, under the Employment and Training Act 1973, to run schemes providing temporary employment and training for the unemployed under the Government's special employment and training measures.
§ Question put and agreed to.