HC Deb 17 November 1982 vol 32 c218W
Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will state the number of apprentices who were taken into the engineering industry in Scotland in 1979 and the number to the latest date in 1982.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

The information is not available in precisely the form requested. The numbers of engineering apprentices in Scotland recruited direct by companies or with grants or sponsorship from the engineering industry training board are as follows:

1 September 1979 to 31 August 1980 2,004
1 September 1981 to 31 August 1982 1,425
1 September 1982 to date 929