HC Deb 03 December 1985 vol 88 c184W
34. Mr. Livsey

asked the Paymaster General what steps he is taking to remedy the shortage of skilled labour in parts of the job market.

Mr. Trippier

There is recent evidence that some skills are in short supply in a limited number of sectors and geographical areas. Whilst it is mainly for employers to take action to meet their labour requirements, the Manpower Services Commission continues to monitor vacancies and is taking a number of steps to help the labour market operate more effectively. It is encouraging better mobility of labour through a national bank of vacancies accessible in jobcentres and providing help for unemployed people to travel to interviews and move home to take up work. Employers and individuals are benefiting through the adult training strategy, which is focusing support on skills in most demand in local and national economies.

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