HC Deb 22 April 1980 vol 983 c78W
21. Mr. Haselhurst

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will now announce what new measures he in tends to introduce with regard to training, including the training of the unemployed.

Mr. Jim Lester

The Government support the MSC's efforts to increase the economic relevance and cost effectiveness of the TOPS scheme, which trained an estimated 40,000 unemployed people last year. My right hon. Friend is awaiting the report of MSC's review body set up to consider the working of the Employment and Training Act, so far as it relates to training for employment. The report is expected in July.