HC Deb 05 November 1974 vol 880 cc96-7W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the overall capacity of Government retraining facilities in Wales, giving details for specific industries and regions.

Mr. Harold Walker

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that in Wales on 30th September 1974 there were 1,301 places available for training in skillcentres. The following table analyses them by trade group. It is not possible to provide an industrial alalysis since trainees in a particular trade may go to a number of different industries.

Outside skillcentres, the Training Opportunities Scheme makes use of facilities in colleges of further education and employers' establishments as necessary. On 30th September 1974, 931 trainees were under training in these establishments in Wales.