§ 32. Dame Irene Ward
asked the Minister of Labour when a Ministry of Labour Training Centre will be established in the Northern Region.
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour (Mr. Peter Thomas)
My right hon. Friend is at present reviewing the need for a local centre.
§ Dame Irene Ward
Will my hon. Friend convey to his right hon. Friend the fact that the whole of the North will be awaiting the outcome of this review? Will he also bear in mind that he has an opportunity to implement the statement of good will towards the North East Coast? I am sure that my right hon. Friend will implement his pledges, but will he please get on with it, because we are fed up with waiting?
§ Mr. Thomas
I will certainly convey to my right hon. Friend what my hon. Friend has said, but she should bear in mind that, before taking any final decision on this matter, my right horn. Friend will require to know the attitude of local trade associations, and consultations with this object in mind are now taking place.