HC Deb 06 November 1945 vol 415 c1073
69 . Major Gates

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the hardship caused to recently discharged ex-servicemen and women through the delay in organising the Government Vocational Training Scheme; and whether he is prepared to authorise the payment of allowances immediately their applications for training have been accepted and they are awaiting joining instructions, in order to save them from drawing too heavily on their war gratuities, which are, in many cases, their only means of livelihood when their demobilisation leave has expired.

Mr. Isaacs

I can assure the hon. Member that I will do all I can to speed up the admission of demobilised men and women to training courses but I could not agree to payment of training allowances pending admission.