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Cyprus

Volume 888: debated on Wednesday 12 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the European Economic Community's policy towards Cyprus.

The EEC Association Agreement with the Republic of Cyprus (Cmnd 5694) entered into force on 1st June 1973. This Association Agreement provides for free trade between the Community and Cyprus for a large number of products. The agreement also provides for the gradual introduction of a customs union.

APPRENTICE TRAINING IN SCOTLAND 1970–74
Number of Young People completing Training Periods in the years ended
Industrial Training Beard31stDecember197431stDecember197331stDecember197231stDecember197131stDecember1970
Agricultural13521513010679See Note 1
Air TransportNilNilNilNilNil
Carpet7103510
Ceramics15ISN/AN/AN/A
Chemical17*13*10*10*10*
ClothingN/A35434829See Note 2
Construction1,6971,8122,0312,1111,992
CottonN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
DistributiveN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Engineering1,5701,8222,1012,5072,646See Note 3
Food/DrinkN/AN/A99*113*99*See Note 2
FootwearN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
FoundryN/A44605215See Note 2
FurnitureN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Hotel and Catering16916813986105See Note 4
Iron and Steel128120130160202
KnittingNilNilNilNilNil
Man-made fibre35NilNilNil
PaperN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Petroleum911141511
PrintingN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ASee Note 5
Road Transport750800800850800
Rubber and Plastics311107NilSee Note 2
Shipbuilding575*516*570*514*579See Note 2
Wool, Jute and Flax80*83*83*84*115*
Notes:
1. A revised apprentice training scheme introduced in 1974 lays down higher qualifying standards. A new procedure for the award of Craftsman Certificates has resulted in some administrative delays in their issue by the end of the year.
2. The figures are for academic years ending on 31st August.
3. Number of First year certificates issued.
4. Plus 43 award scheme trainees in 1973 and 26 in 1972.
5. It is estimated that between 175 and 185 young people completed apprenticeships in each of the five years 1970 to 1974.
N.A.=Figures are not available.
* Estimated figures.