§ Mr. Henderson
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what representations he has received to site the National Drill Training Centre in Aberdeen.
§ Mr. John Smith
The Lord Provost of Aberdeen wrote to my right hon. Friend in July to urge that the drilling technology training centre should be838W established on a permanent site in Aberdeen after a pilot stage at Livingston. In his reply he said that the Petroleum Industry Training Board, which is responsible for the establishment of this centre, had reached no decision on a permanent site and would be very willing to consider any specific proposals.