§ 2. Mr. RANKIN
asked the Minister of Labour what steps he has taken to encourage the provision of an adequate number of skilled bricklayers and plasterers to 2824 overcome the present shortage of such workers; and whether, in view of the fact that a shortage of workers in these two key trades is liable to prevent the employment of large numbers of persons in other sections of the building industry, he can arrange for instruction in such work to be given under the various training schemes supervised by his Department?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
It has from the outset been the practice to give instruction in bricklaying and plastering at the Government training centres. The number of places provided is related to the prospects of placing the men in employment at the conclusion of their course.