HC Deb 25 February 1963 vol 672 c125W
Mr. G. Roberts

asked the Secretary for Technical Co-operation what requests his Department has received, since its inception, from Commonwealth Governments for practical training facilities for their students in this country; to what extent such requests are being met; and by what methods.

Mr. Vosper

Requests from Commonwealth Governments for practical training in industry form only a small proportion of the total requests for training which reach my Department. Two important examples are 30 trainees from the Durgapur Steel Works in India and about 120 trainees studying nuclear energy who have been found places here since the inception of my Department. In the great majority of cases it is possible to meet Commonwealth requests, through the generous co-operation given by British industrial associations and individual firms. The methods by which the training is arranged include the placing facilities of the Ministry of Labour and the British Council as well as help from industry itself.