§ Dr. John Dunwoody
asked the Minister of Labour what facilities are available for industrial retraining in the South-West Region; and whether there are any plans to extend them.
§ Mrs. Shirley Williams
There are three Government Training Centres in the South-Western Region—at Bristol, Gloucester and Plymouth—having a total capacity of 584 training places. The Plymouth Centre opened last month and has built up to 122 training places; by early January it will have over 200 places. The Bristol Centre will have an additional 28 places by the middle of next year, by which time the Centres in South-Western Region will have some 700 places in all. We are urgently examining what additional expansion of these Centres might be feasible.