HC Deb 05 October 1944 vol 403 cc1108-9
16. Major Sir Jocelyn Lucas

asked the Minister of Labour if his attention has been drawn to the arrangement made between the confectionery trade organisation and the British Legion, by which ex-Service men may obtain free and expert advice on all details before starting or restarting in business as independent traders; and if he will take steps to ensure that all other trade and industrial organisations will make similar agreements.

Mr. Bevin

I am aware that the Confectionery Trade Council proposes to establish advisory panels to assist ex-Service men and women desirous of entering the confectionery trade. I have no power to ensure that all other trade and industrial organisations make similar arrangements, but I will discuss the matter with my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade, and other Ministers concerned.

Mr. Graham White

In the arrangements made with the Catering Wages Commission will training schemes be kept in view?

Mr. Bevin

This is a question of resettling people in business in the confectionery trade. Instead of a man investing his money without guidance the Confectionery Trade Council have undertaken to give guidance on the best way to make his business efficient.

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