§ Mr. Freeson
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what provision the Manpower Services Commission is making for the training in new technology of those in, as well as those out of work, in the London borough of Brent and London generally.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
The Government are currently providing support for over 1,850 adults to train in computing and new technology skills in London. In addition, 280 places are available for young people to train in new technology skills at London's eight information technology centres, including 30 places in Brent.
Although separate figures are not available for London, we are also providing support under a number of national schemes designed to train people in new technology skills. Eight projects under our open tech programme are located in London.