§ 27. Brigadier-General MAKINS
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has yet conferred with the masters' associations of the West End bespoke tailoring trade with a view to enabling that trade to fill the present shortage on their staffs from highly skilled tailors and cutters trained in the Army vocational training centres?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Shaw)
I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply I gave on 5th May to the hon. and gallant Member for Salisbury (Major Despencer-Robertson), in which I stated that the question of affording facilities for training at Army vocational training centres as tailors' cutters was receiving attention.
The Board of Trade has the usual machinery for dealing with such oases, and that is the machinery which I hope to put in motion.