HC Deb 10 July 1969 vol 786 cc288-9W
51. Mr. David Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what studies she is currently undertaking of anticipated labour requirements in the service industries.

Mr. Harold Walker

The Manpower Research Unit is at present studying the future manpower needs of the hotel and catering industry. The unit is also studying the effects of computers in offices and the general growth of office employment, both of which, by covering office working in all industries, include a part of every service industry. These latter two studies will also throw light on future manpower requirements.