§ 5. Mr. GRAHAM WHITE
asked the Minister of Labour if she is taking any steps to develop the training side of the work of the Ministry of Labour; and, if so, if she will state the nature of them?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
The training schemes administered by my Department are under constant review and every opportunity is being taken to extend them. Steps are being taken to open two new centres, providing additional accommodation for approximately 2,000 men per annum, for the training of men for employment in this country. As regards women, the Central Committee on Women's Training and Employment have recently opened a residential centre at Leamington for the training of women in domestic service, and they have also under consideration plans to provide opportunities for women for whom training in domestic service is inappropriate. This is exclusive of the provision made for boys and girls.
§ Mr. CULVERWELL
Is the right hon. Lady aware that there is a great shortage of domestic servants, and will she take steps to carry out the necessary training?