HC Deb 26 January 1989 vol 145 cc741-2W
Mr. Leighton

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give an update of the activity and individual projects being carried out by the docklands liaison group set up by the employment service and the Training Agency.

Mr. Nicholls

Since its inception in June 1987 the docklands liaison group has continued to work towards improving the extent and co-ordination of the Department's programmes provided by the employment service and the Training Agency.

Specific projects which have been initiated or progressed include the development of construction training under Employment Training in each docklands borough; training projects to help English as a second language (ESL) students gain access to construction training; a new enterprise package which includes low-cost business rents, advice on business start-up, finance and training; the development of two office and commercial training centres; and the development of a mobile jobcentre service.