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Skillcentre, Llanelli

Volume 981: debated on Wednesday 19 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what, in the form most readily available, is the geographic distribution of the home addresses of the people who have attended the Skillcentre at Llanelli over the past five years.

The latest available information relates to the period January 1975 to December 1979 and is as follows:

DateInformation officerNumber of staff Supporting staffTotal
1 January 1975161228
1 January 1976191332
1 January 1977201434
1 January 1978211536
1 January 1979221638
The corresponding details for 1 January 1980 were 23 information officers and 14 supporting staffThe increase in numbers since 1975 is due to the substantial extension of the functions of the Welsh Office in this period. The information officer group in the Welsh Office, in addition to press and public relations officers, includes officers engaged upon Welsh language translation, exhibitions, publications, tours and work in connection with film and photographic libraries.