§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for Employment under what circumstances foreign nationals who have never worked in Great Britain are permitted to enrol in Training Opportunities Programme sponsored training courses, and to draw training allowance.
§ Mr. Golding
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that training applications may be accepted from foreign nationals provided they are resident in Great Britain at the time of application, allocation and commencement of training, and have declared that they intend to seek employment in their training trade in Great Britain—or, in the case of EEC nationals, employment582W within the EEC. Applications are not accepted from foreign nationals whose stay in Great Britain is subject to time and/or employment restrictions.
Foreign nationals who are accepted for TOPS training receive TOPS allowances according to their personal circumstances.