§ Mr. Robert Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he has yet reached a decision on the future of the Gas Industrial Training Board.
§ Mr. Chichester-Clark
As required by the Industrial Training Act 1964, I have consulted the board and the relevant organisations. There is general agreement that continuation of the board will not be warranted following the reorganisation of the gas industry under the British Gas Corporation. I have therefore decided to initiate action to wind up the board with a view of phasing out its activities after July 1973.