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Engineering Apprenticeships

Volume 170: debated on Friday 20 April 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what were the numbers of engineering apprenticeships available in (a) Greenock and Port Glasgow, (b) Strathclyde and (c) Scotland as a whole in (i) 1979, (ii) 1984 and (c) the latest year for which figures are available.

Statistics are not collected about the number of available engineering apprentices. However, the engineering industry training board compiles a register of those completing the first stage of engineering craft training. For the Strathclyde area the figures are 1,071 in 1978–79, 418 in 1983–84 and 360 in 1988–89. For Scotland the figures are 1,694 for 1978–79, 686 for 1983–84 and 769 for 1988–89. No separate figures are available for the Greenock and Port Glasgow area.