HC Deb 02 April 1925 vol 182 cc1476-7

further asked the Minister of Pensions whether it is proposed to close the treatment and training centres at an early date; and whether, in exceptional cases, men are still accepted for a course of concurrent treatment and training in accordance with the arrangement authorised by his predecessor?

Lieut.-Colonel STANLEY

These centres are being progressively closed as, in process of time, the necessity for their retention diminishes. A few cases are exceptionally still being admitted following a course of institutional treatment, where the medical officers of the Ministry make a recommendation to this effect.


Are these centres being closed because there is no demand for the training, or is it done for the purpose of economy?

Lieut.-Colonel STANLEY

No. As I said in the first part of my answer, "in the process of time," the necessity diminishes.