§ Mr. Robert Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what consultation machinery exists between his Department and the underwater training centre, Fort William.
§ Mr. Gray
The chief inspector of diving of the petroleum engineering division of the Department of Energy is a member of the advisory board to the board of control of the underwater training centre. This advisory board which consists of members from Government Departments, the diving industry and the training centre meets twice a year.
In addition, at the request of the Manpower Services Commission, an inspection of the training centre is carried out annually by a diving inspector from the Department of Energy. Following these inspections a letter is sent to the chief instructor at the training centre with a copy to the Manpower Services Commission confirming advice given during the inspection.