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Volume 934: debated on Tuesday 28 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will make it a requirement, when letting tenders, that companies competing for them should indicate what provisions they have for employing apprentices.

The Government are concerned that firms should take young people into apprentice training schemes to meet the needs of industry, but to restrict invitations to tender for public contracts would not be the best way to meet this objective.