HC Deb 29 November 1965 vol 721 cc127-8W
57. Mr. Armstrong

asked the Minister of Labour what proposals he has for the provision of retraining facilities in West Durham now made urgent by the number of miners being displaced at Brancepeth, Waterhouses and Esh Winning collieries.

Mr. Thornton

The Government Training Centre at Tursdale, West Durham, which is now being expanded, provides training in a variety of skilled trades, particularly for the construction and engineering industries. In addition, training courses are provided for disabled men at the Finchale Abbey Residential Centre.

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