HC Deb 19 November 1992 vol 214 cc339-40W
Mr. Dobson

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if she will list the skillcentres which have closed since February 1990 giving the date of closure in each case; and how many of the original centres are still operating.

Mr. McLoughlin

Fifty-one skillcentres, of a total of 60, were sold when the Skills Training Agency was privatised in 1990. The remaining nine, at Letchworth, Portsmouth, Reading, Twickenham, Perivale, Chesterfield, Northampton, Southampton (Millbrook) and Chelmsford were closed by the Department on 31 July 1990. The operation of the sold centres is the responsibility of the purchasers and not of the Department, but I understand that some 43 continue to function.

  • Dundee
  • Durham
  • Enfield
  • Gloucester
  • Gwent
  • Millington
  • Hull
  • Irvine
  • Manchester
  • Medway
  • Milton Keynes
  • North Staffs
  • Norwich
  • Peterborough
  • Plymouth
  • Preston
  • Redruth
  • Rochdale
  • Sheffield
  • Southampton
  • Tyneside
  • West Glamorgan
  • West Sussex
  • Wigan
  • Wrexham