§ 64. Mr. Russell Johnston
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what forecast he has made of a reduction in the number of jobs in Scotland in coalmining, heavy engineering and shipbuilding, respectively, over the next 10 years; and what related provision he proposes to enable those who are displaced to be retrained in other skills.
§ Mr. Ross
It is impracticable to make firm forecasts for individual industries so far ahead, but measures to deal with training and retraining needs have been greatly advanced since the problems of structural change in Scottish industry were fully identified in the White Paper on the Scottish Economy.