§ 25. Mr. INSKIP
asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been called to the statement in the Press by a manufacturer of cane furniture that out of five disabled trainees placed in his workshop four are now drawing unemployment benefit; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?
§ The MINISTER of LABOUR (Dr. Macnamara)
I am aware of the statement referred to, and I am obliged to my hon. and learned Friend for calling 1175 attention to it. The statement is not correct. Of the five trainees one is still employed by the firm; two are now in business in the trade on their own account, and are reported to be doing well, and one is in employment with another firm in the trade. One was found on trial to be unsuitable for the trade and has been placed in training in an alternative course.