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Official Visits

Volume 114: debated on Tuesday 7 April 1987

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asked the Paymaster General if he will list his official visits throughout the United Kingdom during the month of March.

On Wednesday 4 March and Friday 13 March, I visited the north Peckham and Bristol

  • Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • Ayrshire
  • Dunfries and Galloway
  • Lothian and Borders


(1) The number of boards was increased by three to 58 in July 1986 as follows:

The Leicestershire-Northamptonshire board was split into two boards, one covering Leicestershire, one covering Northamptonshire.

The Shropshire, Hereford and Worcester board was split into two boards one covering Shropshire, one covering Hereford and Worcester.

The Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire board was split into two boards one covering Buckinghamshire, one covering Hertfordshire.

(2) The number of MSC regions was increased by one (midlands) in July 1987. Boards shown in east midlands in March 1985 were, in fact, in other regions, but they are listed in this way for convenience and case of reference.

asked the Paymaster General how many members of area manpower boards are (a) black or other ethnic minority origin, (b) women and (c) young people under 25 years; and, in each case, how many are full members, co-opted members with voting rights, and co-opted members without voting rights; and what proportion these represent of total membership, together with the comparable figures from two years ago.

Information on the age of area manpower board members is not available. The breakdown of area manpower board membership by black/ethnic minorities and women in March 1985 and February 1987 is as follows (with proportions against total membership shown in brackets):inner city task force areas. On Tuesday 10 March, I launched the new enterprise training in the YTS, in Reading.My political engagements during the month took me to Nottinghamshire, Clitheroe, Liverpool, Truro, Derby, Cheshire and Torquay.