§ 21. Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what steps are being taken by Her Majesty's Government to identify specific skill shortages in manufacturing industry.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
The responsibility for identifying and meeting the requirements for skilled labour in manufacturing industry rests with the industrial training boards under the general oversight of the Training Services Agency and the Manpower Services Commission. The industrial strategy exercise also includes in its objectives the identification of obstacles to the efficient performance of the industries it covers, including those arising from shortages of skilled labour.