HC Deb 26 July 1965 vol 717 cc1-2W
19. Mr. Dudley Smith

asked the Minister of Labour if he is satisfied with the progress being made in recruiting training officers as part of the implementation

Stornoway Barra South Uist North Uist Benbecula
July, 1965 1,154 69 133 90 32
(20.4 per cent.)
July, 1964 1,113 60 126 86 23
(19.5 per cent.)

of the Industrial Training Act; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gunter

There is some evidence that industry is showing greater interest in the recruitment and training of training officers, but I feel that there is still need for greater realisation in industry that firms at least of medium size, should have on their staffs persons qualified to organise training within the firm.

Courses for the initial training of training officers have been provided at technical colleges and colleges of advanced technology and I have arranged to provide financial assistance to firms taking advantage of approved courses, but so far industry has failed to make full use of them.