§ Mr. Cormack
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what vocational guidance facilities are offered by the Professional and Executive Register division of the Manpower Services Commission; and whether he has any plans for their expansion.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that vocational guidance is given in a variety of ways. These range from careers information leaflets for those leaving higher education and seeking their first appointment to individual occupational advice. In addition, short counselling courses are available under the training opportunities scheme for unemployed executives who are making a career change. There are no plans for any significant expansion of the services.