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Employment (Training)

Volume 934: debated on Thursday 30 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is satisfied that adequate technical training facilities are provided in the North of Scotland, and the Islands especially, in view of the fall in unskilled jobs which will follow the end of oil-related construction.

My hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Scotland who deals with education, wrote to the right hon. Member in March 1976 giving a comprehensive explanation of the facilities for further education and industrial training in the North of Scotland and the Islands and dealt specifically with the need for training when short-term job opportunities end. There is nothing I can usefully add to what he said at the time, but if the right hon. Gentleman has any further points to raise I shall be happy to consider them.