HC Deb 28 January 1937 vol 319 cc1041-2
13. Captain Ramsay

asked the Minister of Labour whether the Commissioner for the Special Areas has reported the result of his own and local efforts to train for household services and transfer juveniles to fill vacancies around London in residences where they would receive the ruling rates of wages and be properly looked after by their employers; and, if the Commissioner has failed, will he advertise in the South of Scotland and North of England that training facilities for houshold employment and transfer under official supervision await suitable unemployed applicants?

Mr. E. Brown

Training for domestic service is carried out by the Central Committee on women's training and by certain other organisations assisted by grants from my Department and not by the Special Commissioner directly. There are 37 of these centres, residential or nonresidential, at present being operated by the Central Committee, and in addition there are two schemes provided by voluntary organisations where men are trained for domestic service. Considerable difficulty is being experienced in obtaining recruits for domestic training, but I can assure my hon. Friend that every effort is made by means of personal interview, poster display and distribution of leaflets to bring to the notice of suitable applicants and their parents in the Special Areas and elsewhere, the facilities for the training for domestic employment and transfer to other parts of the country.

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