§ 4. Mr. Bellenger
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that many people have had difficulty in obtaining the leaflet P.L.120 which gives particulars of the Further Education and Training Scheme, and that copies of this information are issued singly only from Ministry of Labour employment exchanges and from education officers in His Majesty's forces; and whether steps will be taken to make this important information more easily available through trade unions, professional institutions and other similar bodies.
§ Mr. Bevin
The scope of the Further Education and Training Scheme has so far been confined to men and women discharged from their war service on medical grounds, and steps have been taken to bring the leaflet to their notice. Copies of the leaflet have also been sent on request to other individuals and to trade unions, professional institutions and similar bodies. The scheme will come into full operation on the cessation of hostilities in Europe and I am arranging for bulk supplies of the leaflet to be made available in the near future to all bodies whose members are likely to be interested in the Scheme.
§ 17. Mr. R. C. Morrison
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that in leaflet P.L. 120, which describes the Government Further Education and Training Scheme, there is no specific reference in paragraph 2 to scientific and technical training and education; and whether he will give an assurance that the omission is not deliberate and that this branch of education will receive as much attention as any of those named.