HC Deb 25 March 1983 vol 39 c508W
Mr. Hal Miller

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proposals have been put to him by local education auhorities for support under the new technical and vocational education initiative; and what decisions have been reached upon them.

Mr. Peter Morrison

Sixty-six local education authorities submitted to the Manpower Services Commission proposals for support under this initiative. With the valuable assistance of an expert steering group the Commission has examined the proposals and has recommended that 14 of them should, subject to a satisfactory outcome of detailed negotiations in each case, be supported within the resources allocated to the initiative. These 14 proposals are from:

  • Barnsley
  • Bedfordshire
  • Birmingham
  • Bradford
  • Clwyd
  • Devon
  • Enfield
  • Hereford and Worcester
  • Hertfordshire
  • Leicestershire
  • Sandwell
  • Staffordshire
  • Wigan
  • Wirral

The Government have accepted the Commission's recommendations and have asked the Commission to enter into urgent discussions with authorities concerned so that schemes can be launched in September.