HC Deb 28 January 1971 vol 810 c156W
22. Mrs. Knight

asked the Secretary of State for Employment why the training levy on patternmaking and foundry-workers is higher than that on other sections of the engineering industry, in view of the fact that they make an equally important contribution to the economy.

Mr. Bryan

The rate of levy on foundries is higher than that for engineering firms only in the case of establishments which have an annual payroll between £7,500 and £17,500. There is no reduction for foundry firms in this range since compared with engineering firms of the same size they employ a higher proportion of craft labour, especially in pattern-making.

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