HC Deb 08 February 1983 vol 36 c336W
51. Sir William van Straubenzee

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what recent consultations he has had with the steering group of the new technical and vocational education initiative.

Mr. Peter Morrison

My right hon. Friend and other interested colleagues are represented on the national steering group by assessors. The chairman of the Manpower Services Commission has recently reported the criteria for selection of schemes and guidelines for local authorities wishing to participate in the initiative, which have been drawn up by the national steering group and are being distributed to local authorities.