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Trainees (Woodworking)

Volume 21: debated on Friday 2 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list those firms in the Tottenham and Edmonton area to which youth opportunities programme trainees have been sent where woodworking machinery is in use.

There are several schemes involving the use of woodworking machinery in the area. The exact number is not known and could be provided only at considerable cost.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will ensure that no youth opportunities programme trainee is sent to any employer who uses woodworking machinery.

Schemes involving the use of this machinery are agreed only where the sponsor includes instruction and supervision. Such schemes can provide young people with valuable training and work experience and I do not think it would be right to prohibit trainees taking part in them.