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Training And Enterprise Councils

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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26.

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many training and enterprise councils have now signed their operational contracts.

Fifteen training and enterprise councils have now signed operating contracts.

34.

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what role the Government envisage within the training and enterprise councils for those agencies in the voluntary sector which have participated in Government-initiated training schemes.

Training and enterprise councils (TECs) are free to contract with the training providers they feel are best placed to deliver their plans, based on the needs they have identified. Training providers from the voluntary sector are likely to continue to have an important role in the delivery of programmes such as youth training (YT) and employment training (ET), particularly in relation to trainees with special needs.