§ Mr. Aitken
asked the Secretary of State for Employment when he expects the Manpower Services Commission to open its proposed job shop in Ramsgate; and if he will make a statement on the reasons for the delay in its opening.
§ Mr. Golding
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the Employment Service Agency has encountered unexpected difficulties in the negotiations and legal formalities connected with the acquisition of a lease for the premises proposed for a jobcentre in Ramsgate. It is hoped that the negotiations and legal formalities will be successfully concluded in the near future and the jobcentre should be opened about six months thereafter.