HC Deb 10 May 1983 vol 42 c255W
31. Mr. Jim Lester

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the progress of his technical and vocational training initiative.

Mr. Peter Morrison

Sixty-six local education authorities submitted proposals for pilot projects under the new technical and vocational education initiative. Fourteen projects have been selected for support, and the Manpower Services Commission is currently engaged in negotiations with the local authorities concerned about costs and other issues relating to detailed implementation. Schemes are expected to start in September.