To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received on the structure of the merged job training scheme and community programme.
I have received a number of representations about the new adult training programme which I announced on 18 November and I am currently awaiting the comments of the Manpower Services Commission.
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received from employers on the community programme and the job training scheme.
We have received a number of representations from managing agents and other employers about the operation of the community programme and the new job training scheme.
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment when he expects to receive comments on the job training scheme/community programme from the Manpower Services Commission.
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has asked the Manpower Services Commission for its detailed proposals by 15 January.