HC Deb 07 November 1921 vol 148 cc35-6
58. Mr. EVANS

asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been called to the hardship which is being caused to certain disabled ex-service men, who were placed in training in diamond-cutting at a factory at Wrexham, owing to the closing of that factory; whether there is any prospect of enabling these men to continue such training in another place; and, if not, whether he will direct that they be immediately given training in some other trade?

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Dr. Macnamara)

The disabled men who were being trained in diamond-cutting at the Wrexham factory cannot, I am afraid, be offered continuance of this training. In the special circumstances, it has been decided that these men may be granted further training in another trade, provided that they are still eligible. Each man has been so informed.


Does the same apply to the discharged men in the diamond-cutting factory at Brighton?


Yes, Sir, and each man there has been so informed.