HC Deb 23 January 1980 vol 977 cc221-2W
Mr. Needham

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what has been the take-up rate of places for engineers involved in microelectronics generated under the microprocessors applications project training programme.

Mr. David Mitchell

[pursuant to his reply,18 January 1980, c. 887–88]: According to the results of a representative survey of 68 MAP-supported training courses available during the autumn 1979 term, carried out by the National Computing Centre, the take up rate of places averaged 78 per cent.

mental Public Bodies" pubished 16 January 1980, Cmnd. 7797. The report details various bodies to be abolished and the cash savings which should result. Listed below are the appointments which will be terminated in consequence.

Body Number of appointments to be terminated
Manufacturing machinery advisory committee 8
Electronic components industry support scheme and instrumentation and automation scheme advisory board 9
Committee of inquiry into the engineering profession 18
Furniture development council 17
Industrial technologies education and training committee 1
Iron and steel employees re-adaptation benefits scheme advisory committee 6

In addition, the following bodies, not included in the report, have been abolished since May 1979:

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