§ 50. Mr. James Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many places at Government training 163W 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.