HC Deb 25 May 1973 vol 857 cc175-6W
Mr. John Biffen

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the projects affected by the Chancellor's statement of public expenditure retrenchment announced on 21st May which fall on his Vote and indicate the total savings expected for the current and prospective year.

Mr. Dudley Smith

In 1973–74 there will be no saving. In 1974–75 there will be a net saving on training expenditure of £20 million which takes into account additional expenditure on the training opportunities scheme and savings made by deferring by eight months the Government's intention to pay for certain aspects of industrial training: that is, principally, for the administrative expenses and key training activities of industrial training boards, but also for the promotion of adequate training in sectors of employment not covered by the boards.

is according to the occupation in which they are registered for employment, which may differ from their previous occupation; it is made in respect of March, June, September and December of each year and relates to adults, aged 18 and over. There are no comparable figures for young people and the analysis does not distinguish skilled workers.

Following is the available occupational information for 12th March 1973:—

For the effect on my right hon. Friend's Vote of the policy on Civil Service manpower announced in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's statement, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given today to his Question to the Minister for the Civil Service.

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