TECs deny offer

27th September 1996 at 01:00
Leaders of the training and enterprise councils for England and Wales this week denied press claims that they would offer the Tories political help during the run-up to the general election in return for more cash support.

National newspaper reports claimed a confidential document to Education and Employment Secretary Gillian Shephard had complained of cash shortages while TECs were having to cope with rising enrolments on training programmes and had pledged support if cash was forthcoming.

Chris Humphries, policy director for the TEC National Council, attacked the reports as "grossly false" and said no such document had gone to Mrs Shephard.

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