HC Deb 12 May 1931 vol 252 cc974-5
25. Mr. POTTS

asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of emigrants from this country for each of the five years ended 1913, giving separate figures for men, women and children?


As the answer involves a table of figures, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

The information required is as follows:

28. Brigadier-General MAKINS

asked the Secretary of State for War whether those responsible for the Army vocational training centres keep each centre warned on the one hand as to which trades are fully supplied with skilled craftsmen, and on the other hand informed as to which trades are offering employment, in addition to the bespoke tailoring trade, the hotel and restaurant trade for chefs and cooks, and the building trade for plasterers?


Yes, Sir. The trades taught at the Army vocational training, centres are constantly under review with regard to the degree of employability they offer. I should add that only those trades are taught in which reasonable proficiency may be expected after six months training. It will be quite obvious that highly skilled trades, which require years of whole-time training if the worker is to be proficient, cannot be taught at Army vocational training centres.