HC Deb 26 April 1990 vol 171 c319W
Mr. McLeish

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement about the Training Agency and training managers being invited to terminate all contractual agreements by 30 April.

Mr. Nicholls

The Training Agency offered new contracts to employment training (ET) training agents and training managers from 30 April to assist training and enterprise councils to take over responsibility for the delivery of ET more easily, to establish improved ET eligibility rules and associated requirements for the management of separate budgets, to make available to ET providers new freedoms and flexibilities in the design and funding of training programmes, and to secure the proper management of resources available in 1990–91.