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Industrial Training Boards

Volume 986: debated on Friday 20 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the total level of expenditure incurred by each industrial training board and the amount raised by levies in the industries affected.

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Knutsford (Mr. Bruce-Gardyne) on 3 June.—[Vol. 985. c. 685–86.] Pursuant to that reply, the additional information asked for is as follows :

Gross income from levy (1978–79)
£m
Air transport and travel5·053
Carpet0·732
Ceramics glass & mineral products2·863
Chemical and allied products11·830
Clothing and allied products3·202
Construction17·385
Cotton and allied textiles3·042
Distributive22·837
Engineering95·817
Food, drink & tobacco23·180
Footwear, leather and furskin2·301
Foundry industry training committee4·287
Furniture & timber4·321
Hotel & catering5·825
Iron & steel10·005
Knitting lace & net1·209
Man-made fibre
Paper & paper products3·739
Petroleum0·976
Printing & publishing7·425
Road transport23·101
Rubber and plastics6·656
Shipbuilding2·780
Wool, jute & flax1·353

* There are great differences between the policies of boards on exemption from levy. These figures include the amounts of levy income which have been received had boards not operated levy exemption arrangements.