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Employment (Changing Demands)

Volume 984: debated on Friday 9 May 1980

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Resolved,

That this House takes note of the growing pace of technical change in industry and business; is aware of the resulting pressures on employees at all levels of responsibility to keep their professional knowledge and acquired skills up to date with the new demands of their jobs; looks to the Government to adopt policies in housing and for protection of pension rights to promote job mobility and personal career planning; but calls in particular for measures to encourage employers to anticipate change and to provide their employees as far as practicable with the necessary facilities for retraining in order to maintain their efficiency and power to earn.—[ Sir Brandon Rhys Williams.]