HC Deb 03 August 1972 vol 842 c164W
26. Mr. Foley

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the number of Government-sponsored training schemes now operating, and the numbers receiving such training.

Mr. Channon

At any one time, about 4,000 people are receiving training under major Government-sponsored schemes. About 2,300 of them are in the nine Government training centres; and about 1,500 are people who would otherwise be redundant and who are being trained on employers' premises.

In addition assistance is given to new or expanding firms towards the cost of training some 5,000 workers each year; and about 800 persons a year attend Training within Industry courses.