asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish, for each region and for each area of the special programmes division of the Manpower Services Commission, the number of short industrial courses in colleges of further education organised in 1978–79 and 1979–80.
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission—MSC—that the following figures relate to the number of short training courses—formally known as short industrial courses—in colleges of further education organised in 1978–79 and 1979–80. A "course" is taken to run for one academic term with a fresh intake of young people three times a year.
|Special Programmes Division (MSC) Regions||Number of ST courses||Number of ST courses|
|(3) YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERSIDE|
|Northumberland, Tyne and Wear||71||84|
|Cleveland and Durham||12||13|
|*These figures do not include the Holyhead Road youth training centre.|
|† This reduction results from the dropping of the 2 and 4 week "Faster" courses.|
|‡ May not coincide with SPD London area.|