10. Mr. ROBINSON
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?
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.
§ Mr. PERCY HARRIS
Are these centres being closed because there is no demand for the training, or is it done for the purpose of economy?
No. As I said in the first part of my answer, "in the process of time," the necessity diminishes.