§ Mr. Richard Wainwright
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is 727W the number of training places made available under the Manpower Services Commission training opportunities programme for 1980–81 in the area of South Kirklees.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
I am advised by the Manpower Services Commission that it plans to provide about 148 training places in 1980–81 under the training opportunities scheme in South Kirklees. The places are available on a wide range of courses at Huddersfield polytechnic and Huddersfield technical college.
In addition, outside the area but available to the residents of South Kirklees, 1,537 training places are available in the Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield skill-centres, and a further 1,603 training places in colleges of further education, private colleges and employers establishments in the rest of West Yorkshire.