§ Mr. David Walder
asked the Prime Minister if the medal commemorating the Queen's Jubilee will be awarded to Members of both Houses of Parliament and servants and staff of the two Houses on the same basis of seniority and service as to the Armed Forces and the Civil Service.564W
workers whose trades are no longer required as a result of technological advances; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Golding,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 27th January 1977; Vol. 924, c. 767], gave the following information:
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the training opportunities scheme helps those adults who, for whatever reason, wish to apply for training to acquire new skills. Nearly 90,000 people completed courses under TOPS in 1976, including many whose existing skills had been overtaken by technological change.