HC Deb 05 March 1924 vol 170 cc1370-1
36. Captain STUART

asked the Minister of Labour whether, with regard to his decision to remove the present area training officer and to close down the sub-office of the Ministry of Labour at Burns Road, Aberdeen, he will reconsider the matter in view of the serious hardship such action will have on the number of ex-service men in training and awaiting training throughout the whole of the North of Scotland, which is included in this area?


The men in training or awaiting training in the North of Scotland are now few and scattered, and a separate office at Aberdeen is no longer needed. A travelling officer will be continued, as at present. The new arrangement will involve no loss of efficiency or hardship to the men and will be more economical.


Would this mean more expense to the men?


No. So far as I know the men will be involved in neither loss of efficiency, nor will they suffer hardship or extra expense.