HC Deb 26 November 1945 vol 416 cc892-3
61. Mr. Harold Davies

asked the Minister of Agriculture how many applications have been received from members of His Majesty's Forces for a course of agricultural or horticultural training in the county of Stafford, in particular, and the country as a whole; and what publicity is the Ministry giving to these schemes.

Mr. T. Williams

To the end of October, 560 applications had been received for training in England and Wales, of which 24 were for training in Staffordshire. All but a few of the applicants were members of His Majesty's Forces. The agricultural training scheme, which is part of the Government's general vocational training scheme, receives a wide measure of publicity, through various publications issued by the Ministry of Labour and National Service, and through the Press. A film on the subject is now available for showing, and lectures and instructional talks are frequently given to Army and R.A.F. units by officers of my Department.