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River Tyne (Apprentices)

Volume 974: debated on Thursday 29 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many apprentices were taken on in the River Tyne area in the ship repairing industry in the years 1977, 1978 and 1979.

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the estimated intakes of craft and technician apprentices to the ship repairing industry in the River Tyne area in the 1977–78 and 1978–79 training years were 151 and 106 respectively. A combined figure only, covering ship repairing and shipbuilding, is available for the 1979–80 training year, the estimated intake figure being 384.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many apprentices were taken on in the River Tyne area in the marine engineering industry in the years 1977, 1978 and 1979.

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the estimated intakes of craft and technician apprentices to the marine engineering in West Yorkshire are taking place. More generally, the Government are seeking to create the economic climate in which industry and commerce can expand and create the new jobs which are needed not only in the textile and clothing areas but throughout the United Kingdom.industry in the River Tyne area in the 1977–78, 1978–79 and 1979–80 training years were 23, 38 and 18 respectively.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many apprentices were taken on in the River Tyne area in the shipbuilding industry in the years 1977, 1978 and 1979.

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the estimated intakes of craft and technician apprentices to the shipbuilding industry in the River Tyne area in the 1977–78 and 1978–79 training years were 271 and 362 respectively. A combined figure only, covering shipbuilding and ship repairing, is available for the 1979–80 training year, the estimated intake figure being 384.