HC Deb 18 April 1990 vol 170 c877W
Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what he is doing to co-ordinate the efforts of the departments of education and economic development on funding and training, to ensure that young people will receive training to equip them with skills and qualifications sought by employers.

Mr. Needham

The youth training programme is the joint responsibility of the Ministers responsible for the Departments of Education and of Economic Development and there are a number of working groups of senior officials from both Departments which meet on a regular basis to co-ordinate action.