HC Deb 09 May 1989 vol 152 cc376-7W
Mr. Butler

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what measures his Department proposes in order to deal with anticipated shortages of skilled labour in future years.

Mr. Cope

Training and enterprise councils will offer employers major opportunities to meet their future skill needs, improve the supply of skills and promote enterprise. The whole range of my Department's Training Agency programmes already have these among their aims and will continue to pursue them vigorously.