HC Deb 21 December 1982 vol 34 c441W
38. Mr. Proctor

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the present level of training facilities available to the unemployed.

Mr. Peter Morrison

The Government are this year providing places for up to 630,000 unemployed young people under the youth opportunities programme at a cost of £750 million. We are spending £250 million to enable more than 60,000 unemployed adults to train or retrain under the training opportunities scheme. A sum of £70 million has also been made available to industry under the training for skills programme primarily to support initial skill training for up to 35,000 first year or redundant apprentices.