HC Deb 29 October 1985 vol 84 c423W
45. Mr. Pike

asked the Paymaster General what representations he has received about training and skill shortages in British industry.

Mr. Trippier

My right hon. and noble Friend and I have received a small number of letters related primarily to skill shortages. We know that there is some concern about shortages in particular areas, and the subject continues to be kept under close review. The Manpower Services Commission compiles regular reports on shortages and takes these into account when formulating its local and national programmes.

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