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Skillcentre (Manchester)

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what action he is taking to ensure that Manchester will secure the proposed new skillcentre at the earliest possible date; and if he will make a statement.

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that no decision has yet been taken on the proposed new skillcentre in Mancheser. It accepted in January that the skillcentre network should be rationalised and improved, but is still considering the various proposals relating to existing and proposed centres in the light of consultations with regional and local interests. The commission will take its decisions in April.