HC Deb 15 February 1945 vol 408 cc385-6
26. Sir William Davison

asked the Minister of Education what steps are being taken to improve the present methods of training men and women desiring to enter the dairy industry; and whether he recognises the urgent need for additional workers with university degrees in the industry.

Mr. Butler

The question of the best form of training for entrants to the dairying industry is receiving the attention of the departments concerned, and I can assure my hon. Friend that, when the needs of the industry have been ascertained, we shall do our best to see that suitable provision is made for the training of all types of entrant.

Sir W. Davison

What university course is there suitable for giving the scientific instruction required?

Mr. Butler

I must have notice of that Question.

Mr. Rhys Davies

In view of the fact that large numbers of dairy workers are members of trade unions, is anything going to be done to ensure that those trade unions will be consulted on this surggestion?

Mr. Butler

Trade unions have always shown themselves very keen on education.