§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what percentage of the funds of the Construction Industry Training Board comes from the public sector and what percentage from the private sector; and what percentage of those on Construction Industry Training Board courses comes from the public sector and what percentage from the private sector.
§ Mr. Golding,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 20th June 1977; Vol. 933, c. 339], gave the following information:
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that only firms in the private sector are in scope to the Construction Industry Training Board and that, therefore, the Board levy income comes wholly from the private sector of the industry. I understand that on 31st March 1977, 114,601 people were receiving training approved by the Construction Industry Training Board. Of these 105,263 were training in-company with day or block release and a further 9,338 receiving 1st year off-the-job training in colleges or companies. All these trainees were employees of private sector firms which received grant aid from the Board. There were in addition some 6,000 trainees at the CITB's own training centres. 35 per cent. of the adult trainees at these centres were employed by organisations not in scope to the Board and include some public sector employees. All out of scope organisations have to pay an economic training fee.