§ 6. Mr. Kenneth Lindsay
asked the Minister of Labour how many regional welfare officers have now been appointed; and what are their main functions?
§ Mr. Bevin
There is one divisional welfare officer in each of the eleven regional divisions in England, Scotland and Wales. They are concerned with the welfare of industrial workers outside the factories, and, in particular, with such matters as proper housing, feeding, transport and recreation. It is in general the function of the welfare officer to bring any defects 287 in these matters to the notice of the appropriate authority, and to endeavour to secure that the necessary remedial action is taken as quickly as possible.
§ Mr. Lindsay
Is that the total number of welfare workers? Is there just one in each region, or are there others in the districts?
§ Mr. Glenvil Hall
Is my right hon. Friend aware that many people who have been trained as welfare officers under the Ministry of Labour scheme are still without posts?