HC Deb 28 January 1937 vol 319 c1040
8. Dr. Leech

asked the Minister of Labour whether a full complement of young unemployed persons is being transferred from South Wales and the North-East Coast for training at the Park Royal cookery school; and, if Park Royal is not being fully used, will he set up training schools in South Wales, Durham, and Cumberland, and arrange for unemployed persons to be trained locally for the vacancies awaiting them in the catering trades and household services in the South of England?

Mr. E. Brown

The class at the Park Royal training centre to which my hon. Friend refers is for waiters, not cooks. The class is at present full, and there is a waiting list. Not all the applicants come from the depressed areas, including South Wales and the North-East Coast, but preference is given to men from such areas. I do not at present contemplate establishing an additional training centre of this kind.

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