§ Mr. Peter Griffiths
asked the Secretary of State for Defence of State for Defence (1) what plans he has for the disposal of the apprentices training centre of the Royal naval dockyard, Portsmouth.
(2) if he will make plans to maintain the organisation and funding of apprentice training in the Portsmouth area if the apprentice training centre in the Royal naval dockyard, Portsmouth, is adversely affected by the proposals contained in Cmnd. 8288; and if he will give details of any such plans.
§ Mr. Pattie
No plans have yet been formulated for the disposal of any of the facilities of Portsmouth dockyard. The new apprentice training centre will not be required after April 1982 for training dockyard apprentices. Discussions will be held with other Government Departments, local councils and other interested authorities on the future of this valuable training resource.