HC Deb 26 July 1965 vol 717 c1W
10. Mr. Jackson

asked the Minister of Labour how many Commonwealth trainees sponsored under technical assistance schemes are receiving instruction in Government training centres; and what plans are being made for increasing their numbers in view of the shortage of facilities for practical training in private industry.

Mr. Gunter

None at present; one application was received in the last two years and the trainee concerned has completed his course. The centres provide training only in basic skills which students under technical assistance schemes have usually acquired before they come to this country. Such students normally get their further training in industry; discussions are in progress with the industrial training boards about the provision of more opportunities for them.