§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he is satisfied with the existing level of retraining courses in micro-chip technology and the general work of computers.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
The Government are aware of the constraints which shortages of trained people could impose on the application of micro-electronic technology692W and of computers generally in British industry. Steps are therefore being taken, particularly by the Manpower Services Commission, to encourage industry to increase training and retraining in areas of known shortage. The Government are keeping the situation under careful review.