HC Deb 24 June 1986 vol 100 c109W
63. Mr. Alan Howarth

asked the Paymaster General what responses he has so far received to the Government's pilot scheme of career development loans; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Trippier

I am encouraged by the interest shown since the career development loan scheme was launched on 15 April in the four pilot areas of Aberdeen, Bath/Bristol, Greater Manchester and Reading/Slough. Some 48,000 leaflets have so far been distributed with some 5,000 responses to its invitation to make more detailed inquiries. I hope that as many people as possible in the pilot areas will consider whether taking a loan at the very favourable terms now on offer would enable them to train to improve their career prospects.

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