HC Deb 21 March 1972 vol 833 cc301-2W
Mr. Lamond

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons in the Oldham employment area have been unable to be accepted for retraining in Government training centres in the past year; and how many of them are disabled persons.

Mr. Bryan

Seventy-nine persons during the 12 months ended 29th February, 1972 including five disabled persons.

Mr. Alexander Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many men from the Hamilton constituency are presently on waiting lists for entry to Government industrial retraining centres; and what is the average length of waiting time for entry.

Mr. Bryan

On 17th March there were 35 men from the Hamilton constituency accepted for training and awaiting allocation to a Government training centre; a further 34 applicants were awaiting an interview with a trade selection panel. Waiting periods from the date of acceptance for training vary by trade from three months to over 12 months.

Mr. Sillars

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many applicants from South Ayrshire are presently on the waiting list for entry to the Irvine Industrial Retraining Centre; and how many applicants fall into the age groups 20–25, 26–30, 31–40, 41–45,45–50 and 51–60 years, respectively.

Mr. Bryan

One hundred and forty-one applicants from South Ayrshire were awaiting allocation to Irvine Government Training Centre on 20th March. Following is the information concerning age groups:

Age Groups Numbers of Applicants
20–25 53
26–30 23
31–40 38
41–45 5
46–50 5
51–60 7