HC Deb 03 July 1972 vol 840 cc26-7W
Mr. Jeffrey Archer

asked the Secretary of State for Employment upon what evidence is based the conclusion in paragraph 43, section 1, of the Green Paper "Training for the Future" that the general levy/grant scheme provided an essential shock treatment which has led to a major change in the attitude of large sections of British industry to systematic training.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

The achievements of the industrial training boards which are summarised in Annex 1 of "Training for the Future" are the main evidence. Whether the shift in attitude which has taken place because of the levy/grant system is sufficient or permanent is a matter of judgment. My right hon. Friend is considering carefully all the representations received during the consultative period on this point before reaching any decisions.