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Manpower Services Commission (Scottish Committee)

Volume 932: debated on Tuesday 24 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many times the Scottish Committee of the Training Services Agency met in 1976; what recommendations were made from the meetings; and what changes in personnel have occurred in the last year.

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the Training Services Agency has no Scottish Committee. The interim MSC Committee for Scotland met for the first time on 12th January 1977, and has met once since on 28th April. The Committee has advised the Commission on permanent arrangements for decentralising the manpower services in Scotland, the existing range of MSC activities in Scotland, and the priorities for manpower policy there. Six members of the Committee have been appointed on the nomination of the Scottish TUC and the CBI (Scotland). The Comimssion is at present seeking nominations for the remaining three members. The Committee is chaired by the MSC's Chairman.