§ Mr. John Evans
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his estimate of the craft apprenticeship intake into local authority employment in 1977;and how this compares with the last three years.
§ Mr. Golding
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the information readily available for the major nationalised industries is as follows:
of bodies which are wholly Exchequer funded such support is not deemed appropriate.
Key training grant support to local authorities has to be considered in the light of current Government policy towards local authority finance and staffing. For this reason TSA support has been restricted to additional intake under the Commission's Special Training Measures programme.
Support available to the public sector generally under this programme is indicated in the reply to the separate Question above.