HC Deb 07 June 1934 vol 290 cc1056-7
4. Mr. LOGAN

asked the Minister of Labour what provisions are made at the Government training centres and instructional centres and camps organised by his Department for the attendances of the men at places of worship and the fulfilment by them of the obligations of their religion?


Each man is free to attend at all reasonable times a place of worship of his religion if there is one near to the centre. If the centre is at a considerable distance from a church or chapel, a weekly service is held, usually taken by a minister of religion and generally of an undenominational character. If arrangements cannot be made for Roman Catholics at the centres or camps to attend a place of worship, an invitation is extended to a priest to visit the centre and conduct a service for them.


If any hardship should arise, is the Minister prepared to enter into amicable arrangements with the authorities concerned?


Yes, certainly.