§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he takes to ensure that, in accordance with the employment training equal opportunities code of practice, disabled people have equality of opportunity; and whether extra training costs resulting from a trainee's disability are met by the Government.
§ Mr. Lang
[holding answer 23 July 1990]: The Training Agency, through its approved training organisation process, ensures that all employment training providers have and follow an equal opportunities policy allowing easy access to appropriate training for disabled people. Additionally, disabled individuals can enter the programme without having to satisfy the normal eligibility conditions regarding length of unemployment.
In their contract dealings with the Training Agency, individual training managers negotiate and agree terms which take account of the costs of all training provided including the needs of disabled trainees.