§ 22. Mr. CLARRY
asked the President of the Board of Education if he is prepared to consider the encouragement of private firms in an extension of the apprenticeship system based upon lines which meet with the approval of his Department?
§ The MINISTER of LABOUR (Sir A. Steel-Maitland)
I have been asked to reply. As I stilted yesterday in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Stratford, I have already arranged for an inquiry to be made in the near, future into the state of apprenticeship in the various trades, and as soon as this inquiry is completed I will consider, in the light of the information thus obtained, what action can usefully be taken.