§ 43. Mr. CULVERWELL
asked the Minister of Labour whether he contemplates any alteration in the schemes of training for unemployed men?
§ Mr. GRAY
Owing to the high level of unemployment it has been increasingly difficult to find openings for men who have completed their training and the centres have been running substantially below full strength. It has now been decided to close, for the time being, the training centre at Dudley, and also two of the transfer instruction centres at Brandon and also that at Blackpool. All men who at the time of closing down have not completed their full course will either be placed in employment, if their training is sufficiently far advanced, or transferred to other centres to complete their training.
§ Mr. STEPHEN
Does that mean that those people who are now in training in these centres are going to get preference over other persons who are unemployed but who have not been in training?
§ Mr. STEPHEN
Did the hon. Member not say that certain people would be placed in employment? I am asking whether those people who are definitely to be placed in employment axe not going to get preference over the other people in their respective districts who have not had training.
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
Will the hon. Member tell us whether the statement that he has made indicates that the Government have decided to reduce the number of persons who shall undergo training?
|Men and Women on the registers of certain Employment Exchanges at 21st September, 1931.|
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