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Training Services Agency

Volume 895: debated on Monday 7 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many staff are employed by the Training Services Agency operating in the area covered by the Macclesfield constituency.

I am informed by Manpower Services Commission that the major part of the work of recruitment of trainees for TOPS courses in skillcentres, colleges of further education, private colleges and other establishments is undertaken by staff in the jobcentres of the Employment Service Agency, supported by staff from district offices of the Training Services Agency. In the Manchester area the Employment Service Agency has 32 offices, including one in Macclesfield, which have 60 posts deployed exclusively on TOPS work.The Training Services Agency district office in Manchester has fully trained training opportunities advisers who regularly visit the Macclesfield area and jobcentre to help and advise staff and prospective trainees as well as employers, principals of colleges of further education and others of the facilities available under the Training Services Agency TOPS scheme.