§ Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Minister of Labour, in view of the need for encouraging new industries in north-east Scotland in order to reduce the high ratio of unemployment there as compared with other places, if he will state his plans for training schemes and training centres located in north-east Scotland designed to co-operate with new firms building up their respective specialised labour forces there.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
As stated in reply to my hon. Friend, the Member for60W Lanark (Mr. Patrick Maitland) on 18th March, my Department is always ready to help resettle in suitable employment people who have lost their jobs, and where necessary, appropriate facilities for training are available for this purpose. If I received a specific proposal of the kind suggested, I would certainly consider it.