§ Mr. Alan Williams
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether the Manpower Services Commission has given, or been asked to give, any advice to Inmos about the availability of suitable labour and of adequate training facilities in the assisted areas generally, or in South Wales in particular.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
[pursuant to his reply, 12 March 1980, c. 494]: I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the commission itself at national level has not been asked for such advice. However, the commission's regional offices have provided statistical and other relevant information to local authorities and other development bodies who were either answering a questionnaire from consultants employed by Inmos or otherwise making a case to the consultants or NEB for location in their area.