HC Deb 01 November 1988 vol 139 c605W
Mr. Butler

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a further statement about proposals to deal with skill shortages.

Mr. Cope

The continuing strength of the economy is leading to increasing demand for skills. But it is primarily the responsibility of employers to meet their skill needs. The Government have increased their investment in training massively since 1979, particularly for young people with YTS and for the unemployed with employment training.