HC Deb 03 March 1987 vol 111 c557W
23. Sir John Farr

asked the Paymaster General if he will take steps to improve the training and retraining facilities for those in the knitwear industry.

Mr. Trippier

Employers have the responsibility for determining and meeting the training needs of the knitwear industry. This was a responsibility willingly accepted by industry when the statutory training board was abolished. The successor body, the knitting and lace industries training resources agency (KLITRA), is actively developing strategies to meet those training needs. The Government through the Manpower Services Commission (MSC) have a close working relationship with the agency and provide some financial support to promote the development of training and retraining initiatives.

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