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Construction Industry Training Board

Volume 114: debated on Tuesday 7 April 1987

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asked the Paymaster General what recent representations he has received concerning the future of the Construction Industry Training Board's involvement in the youth training scheme.

[pursuant to his reply, 6 April 1987, c. 38]: Since the beginning of the year I have received representations on this subject from the Construction Industry Training Board and from the Federation of Master Builders.

asked the Paymaster General if he will publish in the Official Report the text of the letter which he has recently received from Mr. Derek Gaulter of the Construction Industry Training Board on the subject of the Construction Industry Training Board's involvement in the YTS; and if he will also arrange for his reply to that letter to be published.

[pursuant to his reply, 6 April 1987, c. 38]: No. This was a private exchange of correspondence.

asked the Paymaster General how many trainees have so far been affected in each year by the involvement of the Construction Industry Training Board in the YTS.

[pursuant to his reply, 6 April 1987, c. 38]: The numbers of trainees who have started on the Construction Industry Training Board scheme are as follows:

Number
1983–8418,980
1984–8517,884
1985–8617,742
1986–8719,317
Total73,923

asked the Paymaster General how many trainees the Construction Industry Training Board have proposed to involve in future years on their YTS.

Total YTS starts
1983–841984–851985–861 year Entitlement 1986–872 year Entitlement 1986–88
Scotland:
North38934334634317
East1,0121,01397449808
West1,5191,1891,223881,133
North80580074322815
Yorks & Humberside1,9361,8561,822721,856
North West2,0331,9931,928862,077
East Midlands1,3331,2581,294621,218
West Midlands1,6751,6011,529911,758
East Anglia1,2941,0431,031421,108
Greater London2,0091,7481,8591801,809
South East935995998731,114
South1,4271,4401,5411211,550
West1,3401,4141,3351111,452
Wales1,0971,0741,014661,106
18,80417,76717,6371,09718,121

[pursuant to his reply, 6 April 1987. c. 38]: The Manpower Services Commission has received a proposal for some 21,500 YTS places for the hoard's 1987–89 two-year programme.

asked the Paymaster General if he will make a statement on the record of the Construction Industry Training Board's past involvement in the YTS.

[pursuant to his reply, 6 April 1987, c. 38]: The Construction Industry Training Board has made a valuable contribution to YTS. The Government hope that the board's contribution to YTS will continue and be developed.

asked the Paymaster General if he will make a statement on the placement record of youngsters who have taken part in the Construction Industry Training Board's YTS.

[pursuant to his reply, 6 April 1987, c. 38]: By 14 October 1986, 17,742 young people had started the board's 1985–86 one-year YTS programme. Of those, 3,486 had left the scheme prematurely, including 1,607 who left because they had found employment.Some 12,967 young people had completed the scheme, of whom the board estimate that about 91 per cent. had been placed in employment.

asked the Paymaster General how many individual construction companies have so far been involved in the Construction Industry Training Board's YTS.

[pursuant to his reply, 6 April 1987, c. 38]: The Construction Industry Training Board estimates that the number of construction companies which have participated so far in YTS is between 21,000 and 23,000 in total.

asked the Paymaster General if he will give a regional breakdown for each of the years for which the scheme has existed of the number of youngsters taking part in the Construction Industry Training Board's YTS.

[pursuant to his reply, 6 April 1987, c. 38]: The information is as follows:

1983–84

1984–85

1985–86

1 year Entitlement 1986–87

2 year Entitlement 1986–88

19,218
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18,98017,88417,74219,317