HC Deb 07 March 1938 vol 332 c1537
85. Mr. Parker

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the Army vocational training centres are to be transferred to the Ministry of Labour; and, if so, whether arrangements can be made to see that existing instructors are not thrown out of employment?

Sir V. Warrender

I hope the hon. Member understands that all soldiers who have not already received training in trades are eligible for vocational training in the last six months of their service; that they remain under Army control and are paid as soldiers during their training, though the training is given by the Ministry of Labour. When a decision has been reached as to the application of this principle to the Army centres which it may be decided to keep, every effort will be made to employ all suitable instructors. Arrangements to this end are under consideration.