73. Miss Ward
asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the inability of men, through prolonged unemployment, to accept vacancies in the mining industry in Northumberland, he will consider relating specific jobs to specific men who voluntarily agree to attend a training camp?
§ Mr. E. Brown
Any man who through prolonged unemployment is unable to accept a specific job in the mining industry, or indeed in any industry, without first having a course at an instructional centre, is free to take such a course with a view to fitting himself for the specific job. I would remind my hon. Friend, however, that I have no power to allocate specific jobs.
Do managers of Employment Exchanges have a chat with individual men afterwards and ask them whether they would consider going to these camps?