HC Deb 20 November 1945 vol 416 cc357-8W
Mr. Cook

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of trade schools for pre-vocational training in Scotland at present; where they are situated and if it is his intention to extend this facility to cover every part of the country.

Mr. Fraser

There are ten centres in Scotland with full-time pre-apprenticeship courses for the building industry and six with pre-apprenticeship courses for engineering. The courses for building are provided in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Ayr, Kilmarnock, Coatbridge, Paisley, Falkirk and Inverness; and those for engineering at Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kirkcaldy and Coat-bridge. Most centres serve the needs not only of the area in which they are situated but also of neighbouring areas. I hope to see the extension of pre-apprenticeship training to other appropriate industries and, as may be necessary, to other parts of the country.