§ Mr. John Page
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his policy on the admission of immigrants to Government training centres in the north-west London area; whether immigrants receive priority over local applicants; and what is the average cost of a training course.
§ Mr. Golding
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that applicants are offered allocation to skillcentres—formerly Government training centres—in date order from the time of making an application for training. No priority is given to the admission of immigrants to skillcentres in the North-West London area or elsewhere in Great Britain. The average cost of a training course in a skillcentre is £2,907.