HC Deb 18 February 1981 vol 999 c133W
Mr. Cant

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether, in view of the continuing need for craftsmen in the engineering industry, he will make additional finance available to the Manpower Services Commission, to take over from the Engineering Industry Training Board the provision of 12-month full-time off-the-job training courses for school leavers, together with other help with apprentice training, from 1982 onwards.

Mr. Peter Morrison

It is the Government's view that it is for industry to take the primary responsibility for training for its future needs. The Government, through the Manpower Services Commission, provide additional funds only where this is necessary to supplement industry's own resources.