HC Deb 25 February 1975 vol 887 cc77-8W
Mr. Tebbit

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what assistance his Department is able to offer to employees of Hawker Siddeley Aviation made redundant by the proposed reduction in the number of Victor bombers to be converted to tankers, and of conversions of Nimrod aircraft to Mk. 2 standard, and the cancellation of the Argosy navigational trainer.

Mr. John Fraser

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that all the facilities of the Employment Service Agency and Training Services Agency will be made available to any employees of HSA who may be made redundant.

These facilities include "job teams" to advise on alternative employment and on opportunities for training and retraining, the canvassing of other employers for additional vacancies, and guidance on employment opportunities available and allowances payable for those who wish to take up employment in other areas. Special arrangements are made for those who may require the facilities of the Professional and Executive Recruitment or the Occupational Guidance Service.