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Skillcentres

Volume 888: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1975

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1.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what expansion of places in Government training centers— Skillcentres—is proposed for the Yorkshire and Humberside Region in 1975 and 1976.

The Manpower Services Commission informs me that the Training Services Agency plans to open a new skillcentre at Bradford in 1976 which will provide 176 training places. A further 12 places will be provided by expansion at the existing Hull skillcentre.

10.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many new skillcentres are now approved; when these will be completed; and how many places for women trainees they will provide.

The Manpower Services Commission informs me that the Training Services Agency plans to open 13 new skillcentres in its expansion programme up to 1977–78. Completion dates differ, but most of the new centres should be ready for occupation by the beginning of 1978. Since facilities under the Training Opportunities Scheme are open to both men and women it is not proposed to designate any places at the new centres specifically for women.