68. Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS
asked the Pensions Minister whether he can give an estimate of the number of disabled men in need of training; whether he will state how many county war pensions committees have now put forward schemes of training for approval; and for what number of men training will thus be provided during the next six months?
The MINISTER of LABOUR (Sir R. Home)
I have been asked to reply to this question. It is not possible to supply a correct estimate of the number of disabled men who need training owing to the many incalculable factors involved in such a computation. Seventy-nine county war pensions committees have put forward schemes of training for approval. Under the Training Department of the Ministry of Labour there are at present places for about 15,000 men. This number is now being increased as rapidly as possible.
Does that 15,000 include the places provided by the War Pensions Committee scheme?
§ Sir R. HORNE
It includes the whole of the places provided both by the War Pensions Committee and by the Ministry of Labour.