HC Deb 12 March 1928 vol 214 cc1514-5

asked the Minister of Labour how many miners are at present receiving training at the various training centres in South Wales; whether any have been placed; and, if so, where, and at what occupations?


There are no training centres for adults in South Wales, but special arrangements have been made to enable young unemployed miners from that area to attend the centres in the Midlands and that shortly to be opened at Bristol. There are at present 121 attending at Dudley, and 51 at Birmingham in addition to five at the Brandon Centre. None of these has yet reached the end of his course, but 41 men from South Wales mining areas have gone overseas in the last 12 months from the Brandon and Claydon Training Centres. I assume the hon. Member is not referring to the juvenile unemployment centres, of which there are a number open in South Wales.