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Training Allowances

Volume 21: debated on Tuesday 30 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received about the amount of training allowance proposed in the new training initiative.

We have received a number of representations. Our proposals in the new training initiative emphasise that trainees will essentially be in a learning role comparable to young people continuing in full-time education, and that the allowance should reflect this. Of the per capita cost of a training place, over 60 per cent. will be spent on training