HC Deb 01 November 1995 vol 265 cc369-70W
Mrs. Roche

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what assessment her Department has made of skills shortages experienced by British exporters. [40538]

Mr. Paice

In. October 1995 10 per cent. of manufacturing firms, of which the majority of companies surveyed are exporters, expect skill shortages to limit output over the next four months. This is similar to recent quarters and well below the levels observed in the 1980s.