§ Mr. Tom Clarke
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is satisfied with the adequacy of the training programmes available in Monklands, with particular reference to whether unemployed persons will be able to respond to new job opportunities, especially in respect of the Coatbridge project.
§ Mr. Lang
[holding answer 17 March 1988]Yes. The full range of Manpower Services Commission training and employment measures is available in the Monklands area and, together with other training initiatives supported by the Scottish Development Agency and the Monklands enterprise trust, should greatly enhance the job prospects of local unemployed people in the more buoyant labour market now prevailing.