§ Lord Orr-Ewing
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many young people are currently undergoing training, under Manpower Services Commission auspices in (a) electronics and (b) basic computer technology.
The Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Earl Ferrers)
I regret that this information is not available in the form requested. There are several specialist Manpower Services Commission Schemes which train young people in electronics and basic computer technology. These will provide up to 5,500 places in the current year. In addition some of the 30,000 apprenticeships, which are currently being supported by the Manpower Services Commission, contain elements of electronics training.