Retraining (Scotland)

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th July 1964.

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Photo of Mr Willie Hamilton Mr Willie Hamilton , Fife West 12:00 am, 20th July 1964

asked the Minister of Labour what is the success rate in placing men in employment in Scotland after undergoing a course of retraining; and what are the figures for the retraining centre at Muircockhall, near Dunfermline.

Photo of Mr Joseph Godber Mr Joseph Godber , Grantham

In the past twelve months, 295 of the 342 men trained at Government training centres in Scotland were placed in the trades for which they were trained. At the Dunfermline Centre, 55 have been trained and 53 of them already placed.

Photo of Mr Willie Hamilton Mr Willie Hamilton , Fife West

Has the response of redundant miners, particularly in the Fife area, been any more encouraging than was shown by the figures the right hon. Gentleman gave a month ago when I last raised this matter?

Photo of Mr Joseph Godber Mr Joseph Godber , Grantham

The Muircockhall Training Centre in the Fife area which has a capacity of 76 now has 69 trainees, so that we are fairly well satisfied with the position there. I cannot, without notice, tell the hon. Gentleman the percentage of ex-miners in training.