§ 53. Mr. Douglas
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the Manpower Services Commission survey of labour skills in Fife.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
The survey carried out by the Manpower Services Commission into skill shortages in Fife revealed shortages of skilled manpower, mainly in the engineering and electronics industries. The findings of the report, published last month, are being used by the Commission in the development of its employment and training services in Fife, and the Commission will shortly be meeting representatives of industry, trade unions and local authorities in Fife to decide how best to implement the report's recommendations.