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Employment And Training Activities

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 18 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will specify the employment and training activities which are to be reduced as a consequence of the Civil Service review.

My hon. Friend the Minister of State, Civil Service Department announced on 6 December that the Manpower Services Commission would save approximately 3,400 staff from reductions in employment and training services, leading to a reduction in staff costs of£20·2 million. I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that it will be meeting today to consider how this reduction should be apportioned among its various operational programmes.