§ 86. Mr. ROWLANDS
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour whether he can now say what are the results of the negotiations with the Joint Industrial Council with regard to the extra payment to apprentices; what is the scale of allowances; and when they will be paid?
§ Mr. WARDLE
Including under Joint Industrial Councils other associations representative of employers and workpeople:
- (1) A scheme has been agreed in the engineering industry and approved by my right hon. Friend. Copies of the scheme have now been circulated to all Employment Exchanges. The wages payable to the apprentice are set out in the scheme, and I will furnish the hon. Member with a copy.
- (2) My right hon. Friend hopes to be able to approve before Easter schemes in eight important industries. All these schemes will be printed at once and circulated to the Employment Exchanges. The wages agreed will be stated in the schemes.
- (3) Negotiations with other industries are in a forward state, and schemes will shortly be approved.
- (4) The allowances will be paid weekly to the apprentices. Arrangements have in certain cases been made to render the scheme retrospective in its operations.
§ Mr. ROWLANDS
Will the hon. Gentleman let me have that scheme at once—he promised it some time ago?
§ Mr. WARDLE
The scheme has only just been put into operation, but I will send my hon. Friend a copy at once.