HC Deb 10 December 1970 vol 808 c645
5. Mr. Moyle

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many courses of training are available for silk screening in South-East London; and how many applicants there are for such courses.

Mr. Bryan

Training in screen process printing is normally provided by the industry with the help of the London College of Printing. There are also two courses with 24 training places at the Waddon Government Training Centre. On 16th November there was a waiting list of 88 applicants for these classes.

Mr. Moyle

Does not the number of places available in the Government training centre and the waiting list there is for them indicate that many people are having to wait a long time for training courses in this subject? Will the Minister look into the position and see whether he can expedite the availability of places?

Mr. Bryan

The provision of more places is being considered now. The position earlier in the year was that those trained were not being taken into industry very quickly and there appeared to be few opportunities for them. For that reason, more places were not needed, but in view of the bigger demand the position is being reconsidered.