§ Mr. Adam Butler
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he can now state the outcome of his consultations on the proposal to wind up the Hairdressing and Allied Services Industry Training Board.
§ Mr. R. Carr
As required by the Industrial Training Act, 1964, I have consulted the Board and the relevant organisations and considered carefully their views on the proposal. It is difficult for this industry to pay for a reasonable grant scheme as well as the Board's modest administrative costs, and this difficulty would be increased if the smaller firms were to be exempted from levy following the guidance that I have given to training boards generally. In all the circumstances, I have decided to initiate action to wind up the Board.