§ Mr. Nellist
asked the Secretary of State for Employment which skillcentres in the west midlands are to be affected by closure plans.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
The Skillcentre Training Agency plans to close its skillcentres in Castle Bromwich and Redditch, the annexe to Wolverhampton skillcentre at Dudley and its young people's training centre in Handsworth. This will allow the agency to make more cost-effective use of the skillcentres in Handsworth, Coventry and Wolverhampton, while still maintaining good geographical distribution of its facilities in the west midlands.