HC Deb 23 July 1973 vol 860 cc280-1W
Mr. Leslie Huckfield

asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1), in view of the concern of man-made textiles and fibres companies presently doing their own training about their future training programmes and the possible withdrawal of Government support, whether he will make a statement about the continuity of Government training grants;

(2) what discussions he has had with firms engaged in man-made textiles and fibres about the continuity of Government training grants.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

The operations of the Man-made Fibres Industrial Training Board will continue to be financed by the industry until April 1975. My officers are currently discussing with the board what arrangements should operate thereafter in the light of the proposed changes set out in the recent White Paper on Employment and Training and embodied in the Bill now before Parliament.