HC Deb 31 July 1984 vol 65 cc143-4W
17. Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what positive steps he is taking to encourage women to train for jobs in traditionally male-dominated sectors.

Mr. Alan Clark

All the Manpower Services Commission's standard training programmes are open equally to women and men, and this is emphasised in all publicity. The Commission also supports a number of experimental women-only courses, as permitted under section 47 of the Sex Discrimination Act, which include training in occupations in which women are under-represented.

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