asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) if he has considered the role that Devonport and Rosyth dockyard training centres might play in the adult training strategy;(2) what investigations are planned into the potential for alternative uses of dockyard training centres having regard to the skills training needs in their localities.
Training is currently provided at the dockyard training centres to meet the dockyards' own requirements for skilled labour. At present my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence and I envisage no wider role for the dockyard training centres.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of skills training in the locality of Devonport and Rosyth is conducted by the dockyard training centres in these areas.
I regret that the information requested is not available.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what information he has on the extent and manner in which local industry has benefited from the skills training of dockyard training centres.
I have no precise information on the extent and manner in which local industry has benefited from the training given at the dockyard centres. However, local employers no doubt benefit from the recruitment of former dockyard employees.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list his own and local employers' expressed estimates of employers' skills training needs in the Devonport and Rosyth areas.
I shall write to the hon. Member giving further information.