§ Mr. Cowans
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the current waiting list for entry into Government skillcentres in Newcastle upon Tyne, Central area; and how this compares with the three previous years.
§ Mr. Golding
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that on 21st April 1977 there were 1,242 people awaiting admission to skillcentres in the area covered by the Training Services Agency's Newcastle district office. Comparable figures for the three previous years are as follows:
1976 … … 1,990 1975 … … 884 1974 … … 839