HC Deb 05 December 1972 vol 847 cc358-9W
80. Mr. Roy Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he has now completed his reconsideration of the proposals contained in the document "Training for the Future" to phase out the levy/grant system.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

After full consultations, my right hon. Friend announced his decision on this matter of 8th August. Boards will continue to be able to raise a levy, but subject to a maximum of 1 per cent. of payroll and to exemption for smaller firms and for firms which meet their own training needs adequately.