HC Deb 12 May 1967 vol 746 c312W
Mr. Arthur Pearson

asked the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make Royal Air Force facilities at St. Athan, available for training workers in South Wales.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

I have already arranged, in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour, that some of the fine resources available at the R.A.F. Station at St. Athan should for the time being be used to help in the urgent task of training additional skilled men for industry. The first six-month courses to train a total of 50 civilian men as general fitters, motor transport fitters and welders have just begun.