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Industrial Retraining Places

Volume 15: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the total number of Government industrial retraining places in each planning region of Great Britain; and if he will express the number of training places as a percentage of both the total insured work force and the total unemployed in each region.

This information is not available in the form requested. The following table shows the planned number of entrants to training courses being run under the auspices of the Manpower Services Commission's training opportunities scheme in each of teh Commission's training regions in 1981–82.

RegionsPlanned Numbers of Entrants to TOPS TrainingPercentage of *Insured Work ForcePercentage of Unemployed (October 1981)
Scotland9,0520·382·78
Northern5,6890·402·63
Yorks and Humberside5,6270·242·03
North-West9,8400·322·32
Midlands10,5880·252·01
Wales4,3950·372·58
South-West5,3460·282·97
South-East10,6210·222·54
London10,3590·253·05
*Based on number of employees
in employment June 1981·
self employed June 1975·
registered unemployed October 1981·