HC Deb 26 June 1930 vol 240 cc1313-4
1. Mr. DAY

asked the Minister of Labour the number of non-residential training centres at present in existence; and whether the question of opening any further additional centres is at present under consideration?

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Miss Bondfield)

There are eight non-residential training centres and three non-residential transfer instructional centres for men. The corresponding numbers of residential centres are one and seven respectively. There are 28 non-residential and one residential training centres for women and girls conducted on behalf of the Ministry by the Central Committee on Women's Training and Employment. Two additional non-residential training centres for men and four for women will shortly be opened.


Is it intended to open any more training centres in the near future in view of the great need for the relief of unemployment?


I have just informed the hon. Member.

Viscountess ASTOR

It is not true that in all these centres there are less than 1,000 women being trained at the moment, and, as there are over 200,000 more women unemployed than there were when the Government took office, will the right hon. Lady bear in mind this point when she deals with unemployment, because in all schemes for men there is not one single woman who has received employment?


Can the right hon. Lady say how many of these training centres give training for domestic service?


All of the women's training centres.


Can the right hon. Lady say to what extent Chisledon is now being used?


I should like notice of that question.