HC Deb 16 January 1990 vol 165 cc229-30W
33. Mr. Alex Carlile

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what progress is being made with the privatisation of industry training boards; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Nicholls

My right hon. Friend the Member for Sutton Coldfield (Sir N. Fowler) announced on 8 November that the majority of the remaining industry training boards would move towards independent status as soon as possible. This process is proceeding satisfactorily.