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Engineering Industry Training Board

Volume 19: debated on Tuesday 2 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he is satisfied that the Manpower Services Commission has made adequate provision to the Engineering Industry Training Board to maintain in apprenticeships trainees who would otherwise have been made redundant.

The Manpower Services Commission has made available to the Engineering Industry Training Board £4·5 million from public funds in the current financial year to enable the board to make arrangements for apprentices who have been made redundant to continue their training. The board does so either by making grants available to employers prepared to adopt redundant apprentices for the remainder of their training or, where this is not possible, by providing continued training itself at a college or training centre. The board has not yet exhausted the funds provided for this purpose.