§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many scaffolders have been recruited so far to the scaffolders record scheme operated by the construction industry training board; and what was the cost to public funds of enrolling each scaffolder.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
[pursuant to his reply, 28 July 1980 c 456.] I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that up to 23 July 1980 16,456 scaffolders have been recruited to the scaffolders record scheme. There is no cost to public funds as the scheme is operated by the construction industry training board on behalf of the joint industry bodies on the basis that the scheme's operating costs are met from registration fees.