§ Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what activities are currently being undertaken by the Manpower Services Commission in Strathclyde region.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
The full range of employment and training services provided by the Manpower Services Commission are available in Strathclyde region. They include a network of jobcentres and professional and executive recruitment offices; schemes to improve employment opportunities for adults through training in skillcentres, colleges of further education and employers' establishments; schemes to provide young people with training and work preparation under the youth opportunities programme—to be replaced from September by the new and more comprehensive youth training scheme—and facilities to help those with special needs such as the disabled and those who have been unemployed for some time, including schemes under the community programme and voluntary projects programme.