§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he held with the Manpower Services Commission in Wales before it made its recent announcement concerning the possible closing of certain employment offices, and the reduction in the services offered by other offices; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
Recent announcements form part of a series of proposals affecting the Employment services local network throughout Great Britain. There has been discussion at both the national and the Welsh level in which I and my Department have been involved. There will be continuing contact with the Manpower Services Commission as the review goes forward.