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Employment and Training Act (Northern Ireland) 1950

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3Provisions as to training for employment.N.I.

(1)The [F1Department] may provide such training courses for persons, whether employed or not, who are above the upper limit of compulsory school age as it thinks necessary or expedient for any of the purposes mentioned in section one of this Act.

(2)For the purposes aforesaid, the [F2Department] may, in such cases and subject to such conditions as it may with the approval of the Ministry of Finance determine, defray or contribute towards the cost of training courses provided (whether in Northern Ireland or elsewhere) by any other authority or person for any such persons as are mentioned in the last foregoing sub-section.

(3)References in this section to the provision of a training course shall be construed as including references—

(a)to the making of payments to persons who attend at any such course, in respect of their maintenance or in respect of their travelling expenses;

(b)to the provision of residential accommodation, board and facilities for recreation and welfare for such persons;

(c)to the provision of any other facilities or services incidental to the purposes of the course.

(4)Without prejudice to the foregoing provisions of this section, where, in pursuance of arrangements made with the [F3Department] , provision is made by an employer for the training of persons in his employment, the [F3Department] may, with the approval of the Ministry of Finance, make any payment or provide any facility or service to or for the benefit of those persons which it could make or provide if they were attending at a training course provided by the [F3Department] under this section.

Subs. (5) rep. by 1984 NI 9; subs. (6) rep. by 1980 NI 8

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