HC Deb 23 June 1937 vol 325 cc1203-4
75. Mr. Kelly

asked the Minister of Labour the number of education authorities who are operating choice of employ-merit schemes; and when we may have a report of the work of these committees?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour (Mr. Butler)

The number of local education authorities in England and Wales exercising powers with regard to juvenile employment under Section 81 of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1935, is 107. This includes authorities for elementary education exercising powers delegated to them by county education authorities. My Department receives annual reports on the juvenile employment schemes of all education authorities exercising these powers, and the work of the authorities is reviewed, together with similar work undertaken direct by my Department, in the annual report of the Ministry of Labour.

Mr. Kelly

Would the hon. Gentleman consider presenting a separate report deal-

ing with this work, so that we might have same idea of what these committees are doing?

Mr. Butler

I would refer the hon. Member to the annual report of the Ministry of Labour. I will also take into consideration the hon. Member's suggestion that there should be a separate report.