§ Mr. Callaghan
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what advice his Department gives to unemployed people in the Greater Manchester area who cannot find places on the training-for-work programmes. 
§ Miss Widdecombe
There are a large number of training places for those seeking them, and for whom training is the best course of action, but training is not necessarily the priority need for all unemployed people. That is why all Employment Service offices offer a structured and coherent advisory service, which is aimed at helping people back into work as soon as possible. ES provides unemployed people with information and advice about the full range of jobs, training and other programme opportunities available to them. About 1.5 million opportunities are available through ES this year.