§ 92. Sir W. de FRECE
asked the Minister of Health whether, as the latest Regulations drafted in connection with the housing subsidies provide that any contractor participating in these must employ one apprentice to three journeymen, he will, in view of the decay of apprenticeship, give instructions for these Regulations to be put into operation without delay?
The Regulations referred to by the hon. Member are already in operation. It is now a condition of approval of housing schemes of local authorities in localities where local building industry committees are in existence that contracts for the erection of houses shall contain provisions for the employment by the contractor of apprentices in the ratio of not less than one apprentice for every three building trade craftsmen employed by him on or in connection with the housing contract.