HC Deb 21 March 1944 vol 398 c667
47. Mr. Salt

asked the Lord President of the Council to what extent the Hankey Committee is surveying the post-war requirements of scientific and technological man-power in this country; and by what? date he anticipates he will have the Report.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour (Mr. G. Tomlin-son)

I have been asked to reply. The Committee on Further Education and Training is engaged upon a comprehensive survey of the probable future requirements for men and women with higher qualifications, including scientific and technical qualifications. I understand that the Committee may make a progress report to the Ministers concerned before long.

Mr. Levy

Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that there is a good deal of confusion on this very important subject? Could he arrange to ask his right hon. Friend to make a comprehensive statement, in simple form, so that we can understand what is the real policy of the Government in this matter?