§ Mr. Kilfedder
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many industrial training boards there are in 194W Northern Ireland; what was the estimated total income for each board in 1970–71 and in 1971–72; how much each spent on training and how much on administration; how many persons were assisted by training schemes; and what were the names of the firms which took part, in these years.
§ Mr. David Howell
There are nine industrial training boards in Northern Ireland, and the estimated income for each board is as follows:
I.T. Board 1970–71 1971–72 £ £ Construction 759,000 676,000 Engineering 1,120,000 1,010,000 Catering 62,000 87,000 Textiles 87,000 101,000 Road transport 341,000 376,000 Man-made fibres 2,884 6,500 Clothing and footwear 227,000 205,000 Food and drink 208,000 278,000 Distributive 108.000 105,000
The following amounts were spent or are estimated to have been spent on training and administration in the year 1970–71:
I.T. Board 1970–71 Training Administration £ £ Construction 639,000 37,000 Engineering 1,048,000 22,000 Catering 34,000 15,000 Textiles 89,000 8,000 Road transport 347,000 22,000 Man-made fibres 2,000 2,000 Clothing and footwear. 177,000 12,000 Food and drink 171,000 12,000 Distributive 73,000 16,000 The annual accounts for 1971–72 are not yet available
Since the training grants schemes of boards are often related to total training activity in the firm rather than to individual courses, it is not possible to provide a figure for the numbers of persons assisted by training schemes.
My right hon. Friend regrets that it is not practicable to provide the names of the 2,876 firms taking part in the training schemes of the seven boards in full operation during 1970–71. The figures for 1971–72, when available, are likely to be higher.