§ Rev. Ian Paisley
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what schemes already prepared by the various ministries550W
Approximately two thirds of these places are reserved for first year off-the-job apprentice training. The number of places offered is agreed with the appropriate industry training boards.
Demand for other training places fluctuates in total and varies as between skills. For the more popular courses waiting lists are maintained but waiting periods do not normally exceed more than a few weeks. The training facilities provided by the Government in Northern Ireland in total are considered adequate to meet current demands.