§ 65. Sir A. HOLBROOK
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that storekeepers and clerks in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, although enlisted soldiers on the strength of the corps, are refused the vocational training given to other soldiers during the last year or two of their service; and whether these men could be permitted to have tuition in poultry and bee keeping, or the management of small holdings, to enable hem to compete successfully for employment in civil life?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Captain King)
Vocational training courses are, generally speaking, not open to those men, such as clerks and storekeepers in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, whose military duties have already given them qualifications for civil employment. My right hon. Friend is considering the question whether such men shall in future be eligible for courses of training for over-seas settlement.