77. Mr. W. JOSEPH STEWART
asked the Minister of Labour whether anything has been done towards establishing in the Special Areas intermediate and residential centres which would be open to all young men over the age of 18 and would cater specially for those between the ages of 18 to 21, where time could be given to practical instruction of a non-vocational type?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead)
It is proposed shortly to establish five non-residential centres in the Special Areas at which young men 2022 can attend daily for a graduated course of general educational and practical instruction coupled with physical training and games. Cases which require it may also receive special medical and dental treatment. Arrangements are being made for the acquisition of two sites in South Wales, two in Tyneside and one in the centre of the Durham coal-mining area, and it is hoped shortly to begin the work of erection.
§ Mr. HOPKIN
Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman say where the centres in South Wales will be established?
§ Mr. SIMMONDS
Would it not be well to establish residential centres in areas where there are vacancies for employment?