HC Deb 17 November 1931 vol 259 cc660-1
39. Mr. TINKER

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that young women who are sent to training centres are called upon to put in a further waiting period if 10 weeks elapse while they are at the training centre; and will he take steps to have this restriction removed?

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Sir Henry Betterton)

Until recently the position was as stated by the hon. Member. The umpire has, however, decided this month that a fresh waiting period need not be served by women who have completed courses at centres conducted by the Central Committee on Women's Training. Steps are being taken to give effect to this decision.