HC Deb 21 January 1986 vol 90 cc121-2W
44. Mr. John Mark Taylor

asked the Paymaster General if he will make a statement on the financial disadvantages often experienced by participants in Manpower Services Commission schemes when they progress from part-time engagements to full-time.

Mr. Alan Clark

Participants on the community programme are able to move from part-time to full-time engagements. We have no evidence to suggest that those who choose to do so experience financial disadvantages.

47. Mr. Greenway

asked the Paymaster General what arrangements are made for the inspection of Manpower Services Commission training courses; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Trippier

The Manpower Services Commission monitors training courses to ensure that contractual obligations are met, to eliminate inefficiency and to identify and disseminate effective training practice. The pattern and frequency of monitoring visits are geared to the nature and performance of individual training courses I am satisfied that the commission's monitoring strategy is appropriately targeted, and makes the most effective use of available resources.