HC Deb 04 December 1947 vol 445 cc574-5
56. Commander Pursey

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state the date of the commencement of the new training courses at the Hull Government Training Centre; what numbers of men and women are to be trained; what training is to be given for disabled persons and the numbers; and where application should be made for training.

Mr. Isaacs

Building trade classes are already in progress at the new training centre at Hull. It is not possible to forecast when other types of classes can be started, since they must be housed in a separate building which is not yet completed. The further details are rather long and I will, with permission circulate them in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Commander Pursey

Will the Minister arrange for his announcement to be given the widest possible publicity locally because of the new opportunity it affords to a number of unemployed people who, under the Government scheme, will be able to make a new start in life?

Mr. Isaacs

We will give whatever publicity we can to this, because it is a piece of very valuable work, and important to those whom it affects.

Following are the details:

Forty-four training places in boot and shoe repairing, hairdressing, and motor repairing will be provided for the disabled as soon as the building is ready, and there will be 28 places in body building and watch and clock repairing open to both able-bodied and disabled persons. A further 32 places in engineering will be provided for the disabled as soon as the necessary equipment can be obtained and installed. In addition a course of industrial rehabilitation will be provided in a special unit for 100 disabled persons who need this to fit them for employment or full-time training. Applications for both vocational training and industrial rehabilitation courses may be made at any of my local offices.