HC Deb 01 July 1971 vol 820 cc162-3W
50. Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many places at Government training centres in Scotland were unfilled on the latest available date; and what steps are being taken to fill the vacancies.

Mr. Bryan

There were 363 places unfilled on 22nd June, including 126 in construction trades for which recruitment is restricted owing to the present level of unemployment in the industry. Our local officers are continuing their efforts to recruit suitable trainees for other trades, with particular emphasis on conversion and refresher training for unemployed craftsmen and special courses for sponsored employees.