HC Deb 15 July 1985 vol 83 cc14-5W
Mr. Tony Banks

asked the Secretary of State for Employment which non-statutory training organisations have board or equivalent level membership for relevant trade union or education representatives; and which are governed solely by employer representatives.

Mr. Peter Morrison

[pursuant to his reply, 9 July 1985, c. 418]: The composition of non-statutory training organisations is a matter for the particular industrial sector. I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the majority of non-statutory training organisations have consultative arrangements with trade unions and that during the last year there has been an increase in the number of trade unions accepting invitations to be members of these organisations' committees and boards.

Mr. Tony Banks

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will detail which industry training boards and non-statutory training organisations currently operate more than three offices and training centres nationally; and if he will state how many they operate, and the number of industry training board offices and training centres which have closed since 1981, for each industry training board.

Offices now Offices in 1981 Training centres now Training centres in 1981
Clothing and allied products ITB 1 1
Construction ITB 64 68 6 6
Engineering ITB 12 15 6 6
Hotel and catering ITB 7 8 18
Offshore petroleum ITB 2 1 2 1
Plastics processing ITB 5 5 1 1
Road transport ITB 9 12 4 4