HC Deb 07 November 1972 vol 845 cc97-8W
24. Dr. Dickson Mabon

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what fresh training facilities he proposes to introduce into the Government training centre on the Port Glasgow industrial estate; and what improvements in numbers and quality he is encouraging in training schemes in local industry outwith shipbuilding.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

Ninety-five training places are available at Port Glasgow Government training centre. A fur-there 502 places are available at other GTCs within daily travel of Port Glasgow and it is planned to add a further 172 places at these by next spring. Also within daily travel and covering a wide range of skills are 141 training places in employers' establishments and 212 at colleges of further education. Some 107 firms are involved in group schemes in the daily travel area.

25. Mr. Willey

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many places at Government training centres in the Northern Region were unfilled at the latest available date; and what percentage of the places available they represent.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

On 30th October, 291 places were unfilled representing 18 per cent. of the total available places.