HC Deb 03 February 1972 vol 830 cc153-4W
28. Mr. Kenneth Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proposals he has for improving forecasting of manpower needs, and needs for particular skills.

Mr. R. Carr

At the moment this is being done through the industrial training boards and my manpower advisers. As to the future, the Development of better manpower intelligence is to be one of the specific tasks of the streamlined employment service and I also expect that this aspect of the work of the training boards will be further developed and co-ordinated by the proposed National Training Agency.