HC Deb 12 February 1982 vol 17 cc487-8W
Mr. Haynes

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if there are any arrangements under which the Eamid training group, based in Ashfied, can obtain from Government sources the financial support necessary to enable its continuance until the national training programme is established; and, if so, how and to whom it applies.

Mr. Peter Morrison

The Manpower Services Commission has recently written to industrial training boards indicating that in sectors where the boards are to be wound up, some transitional support from Exchequer funds is to be made available to help groups that otherwise would have received financial assistance in the next financial year from their training boards. The boards have been asked to discuss the matter urgently with the commission, and the Eamid training group should contact the furniture and timber industrial training board to find out its position.