HC Deb 14 July 1995 vol 263 c832W
Mr. Denham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what action she proposes to create greaterstability amongst training providers contracted to TECs. [31786]

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

I am sure that the combination of responsibilities within my new Department will offer many opportunities to strengthen our policies for training. Training and enterprise councils will continue to have a central role to play and I look forward to a very positive relationship with them. But let us be clear that TECs are independent companies and the contractual arrangements they make with their providers are a matter for them.