24. Miss Ward
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will be prepared to make special family allowances to enable married men who are desirous of under going training at Government training centres to be admitted, and whose wages at the end of training commence only at improvers' rates?
§ Mr. E. Brown
Special allowances are already made to married men while in training, but I could not contemplate paying allowances to them in addition to their wages after they have entered employment.
Would my right hon. Friend reconsider that proposal in order that the men at the training schools might not have to stay unemployed for the rest of their lives, and that it might be an advantage to get them work?
25. Miss Ward
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will discuss with the Minister of Supply, the advisability of offering training to such unemployed men as desire to take advantage of it, in certain classes of industrial work in order that they may be equipped to benefit by such industrial expansion as may be considered advisable by the Minister of Supply?
§ Mr. Brown
Training at Government training centres is already offered to all suitable unemployed men, and the courses of training provided are modified from 1482 time to time to meet the changing demands of industry. In considering such modifications, the advice of the Ministry of Supply will certainly be sought.