HC Deb 17 November 1981 vol 13 c93W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Employment to what extent Government retraining schemes take account of regional labour shortages.

Mr. Peter Morrison

Under the training opportunities scheme, which provides training and retraining for unemployed people, the nature and scale of training provision is matched to the anticipated demand for skills at local, regional and national levels, taking into account current skill shortages and projections of manpower demand.