HC Deb 15 March 1939 vol 345 c397
45. Sir P. Hurd

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the young unemployed hold back from Government training and instructional centres because of the lack of reasonable assurance of after employment; and whether instructions will be given to all Departments employing civilian labour direct, or through contractors, that precedence should be given to suitable trainees rather than to those already in work?

Sir J. Simon

My right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour made it clear, in the course of the Debate of Monday last, that he fully sympathises with the object which my hon. Friend has in mind, and that he already has under review such steps as can be taken to achieve it.

Sir P. Hurd

Does the Chancellor of the Exchequer think that those steps will meet a situation such as that which now faces us?

Sir J. Simon

My hon. Friend will remember that that was discussed in the Debate.