HC Deb 05 June 1984 vol 61 cc154-5W
21. Mr. Bellingham

asked the Secretary of State for Employment on what information the Manpower Services Commission's judgments are made as to the future technological needs of British industry when planning the technical content of training courses.

Mr. Peter Morrison

The prime responsibility for designing training courses rests with industry and the education service. In deciding which courses to support under its own training programmes the Manpower Services Commission works in close collaboration with a wide range of organisations, including those representing employers, trade unions, the further education sector and the standards-setting bodies. The commission also makes use of surveys and reports on the future employment and training needs of industry.