§ Mr. David Hunt
asked the Secretary of State for Employment to what use the result of the National Training Survey will be put; and how he believes the 580W survey will benefit the future policy of his Department.
§ Mr. Golding
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the National Training Survey was initially sponsored by the Training Services Agency to help it understand the significance of training in the context of the Government's wider manpower policies, and to formulate the rôle that it and the industrial training boards ought to be playing in the national training system.
Valuable use had already been made of the first results both in the Report on Young People and Work, and by the National Economic Development Council's Economic Development Committees on Building and Civil Engineering in their studies of particular trades in the construction industry. The survey data enabled them to examine such topics as the consequences of insecurity of employment and the effect of shortages of skilled labour in the industry—a report is due to be published shortly. Extensive further analysis of the survey results is now proceeding.
The survey will be of particular value for the determination of training policies.