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Government Training Centre, Long Eaton

Volume 649: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1961

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asked the Minister of Labour how many persons have received training at the Government Training Centre at Long Eaton during each of the past three years; what plans he has made regarding alternative centres to which trainees could be sent in the event of its closure; what is the size of the staff; and to how many of them will comparable alternative employment be offered.

The numbers are: 169 during 1958; 178 during 1959; 208 during 1960. In the nine months ended on 11th September, 1961, 138 persons completed training. During this period, places have been provided for training an average of 320 persons a year.If it is decided to close the centre, immediate arrangements will be made for any persons awaiting training and who have not started their course to be allocated to other centres. Most of those now in training will be able to complete their courses at the centre; places at other centres will be allotted to the remainder.The total staff of all grades at the centre is 33. It is hoped that the majority of these will be offered comparable employment elsewhere.