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Volume 201: debated on Tuesday 14 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he has any plans to improve the provision of training for people with disabilities and/or learning difficulties.

Training and enterprise council and local enterprise company operating agreements require

"suitable high quality training to be made available for all trainees who have disabilities or other significant personal disadvantages which give rise to special training needs."
Each TEC and LEC must show in its corporate and business plans how it intends to meet the training needs of individuals and the local labour market. These plans form the basis of TEC contracts with the Department, and LECs with Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.


To ask the Secretary of State for Employment when he plans next to meet the CBI to discuss its members' contribution to training.

I have regular contact with representatives of the CBI on a range of issues. I have at present no plans for a meeting on the particular subject mentioned by my hon. Friend.