HC Deb 18 July 1980 vol 988 c725W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what grants are available to those wishing to attend industrial or technological courses more than 15 miles from their homes.

Mr. Jim Lester

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that those who are accepted on courses under the training opportunities scheme—TOPS—who live long distances from the training centre receive in addition to the basic training allowances reimbursement of travel costs if they travel daily or, if they have to leave home for the period of the course, a lodging allowance. I am sending information on the allowances scheme to the hon. Member.