HC Deb 30 November 1972 vol 847 c210W
44. Mr. Charles R. Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will consider making it a condition for inclusion in the selected list of tenderers for defence contracts that building contractors employ the recognised quota of indentured apprentices.

Mr. Channon

Similar proposals have been considered on a number of occasions. Although I recognise the importance of encouraging building contractors to employ a fair proportion of apprentices, it would not be practicable to operate such a condition.