§ 69. Sir ALEXANDER SPROT
>asked the Minister of Labour whether the Albert Factory, Cathcart, is being closed as a training centre for disabled ex-service men; and, if so, whether some other centre will be started in Scotland for this purpose?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
It is necessary to close the Government Instructional Fac- 587 tory at Cathcart this summer, because the site and buildings, which was only held temporarily under the Defence of the Realm (Acquisition of Land) Act, have to be surrendered. About eight of the trainees will be transferred to an instructional factory near Newcastle, but I hope to make arrangements for the majoriy to complete their training elsewhere in Scotland.
§ Sir ROBERT THOMAS: Is
the hon. Gentleman aware that, with the closing down of the Newtown Training Centre for ex-service men in Montgomeryshire, there will be no training centre at all in Wales, and will he be good enough, when he is considering further training centres for Scotland, also to remember that we want a training centre in Wales?