HC Deb 26 June 1979 vol 969 cc135-6W
Mr. Park

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people are awaiting admission to Government training centres, regionally and nationally; and what is the maximum waiting period.

Mr. Jim Lester

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the number of people awaiting entry to skillcentres—formerly Government training centres—in March 1979 was 17,815 which, broken down by regions is as follows:

Scotland 2,381
Northern 1,194
Yorks and Humberside 1,255
North-West 1,887
Midlands 2,707
Wales 1,454
South-West 1,552
South-East 3,209
London 2,176

The waiting period varies between regions and according to the popularity of individual courses. Almost immediate entry is possible in some cases, though entry may be delayed for the more popular courses.

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