§ 17. Mr. THURTLE
asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that there are a considerable number of partially disabled men whose actual physical disability only entitles them to a small pension, yet is of such a nature as to make it almost impossible for them to find employment; and if he will consider the question of providing special training for men in this category
§ The MINISTER of LABOUR (Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland)
I have been asked to reply. The industrial training scheme was closed to ordinary applicants on 30th September, 1921, but I am still prepared to consider applications in very special circumstances from men who are prevented by their war disability from following either their pre-War or their post-War occupation and are capable of being trained for a new skilled trade in which there is a likelihood of their finding employment after training.