HC Deb 30 April 1958 vol 587 cc347-8
2. Mr. Moss

asked the Minister of Labour whether he proposes to set up a National Apprenticeship Council.

Mr. Wood

The recommendation in the report "Training for Skill" that industry should set up a National Apprenticeship Council was considered by the National Joint Advisory Council last week. It was generally agreed that a central body of this nature was needed and that its constitution and scope should be considered in the course of joint discussions which are to take place shortly.

Mr. Moss

That is very agreeable news. Would the Parliamentary Secretary bear in mind that the committee also suggested that it should be done quickly?

Mr. Wood

That is very much in our mind. I could not agree more with the hon. Gentleman.