§ 65. Mr. Lindsay
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how many new courses of training have been established for new entrants to the mining industry?
§ Mr. T. Smith
The instructions issued by the Ministry are that new juvenile entrants as well as men who choose underground mining employment as an alternative to service in His Majesty's Forces must undergo training on the surface arid underground. The training arrangements have so far been based as an obligation on the individual mine or undertaking, and they vary so much in their stage of development and even in their character that it is hardly possible to express the present position statistically.
§ Mr. Lindsay
Will my hon. Friend expedite these training courses during the Recess, because it will materially help?