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Manpower Services Commission (Fife Survey)

Volume 981: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the Manpower Services Commission survey of labour skills in Fife.

The survey carried out by the Manpower Services Commission into skill shortages in Fife revealed shortages of skilled manpower, mainly in the engineering and electronics industries. The findings of the report, published last month, are being used by the Commission in the development of its employment and training services in Fife, and the Commission will shortly be meeting representatives of industry, trade unions and local authorities in Fife to decide how best to implement the report's recommendations.