HC Deb 27 October 1960 vol 627 c2555
11. Dame Irene Ward

asked the Minister of Education whether he is aware of the shortage of training facilities and trained personnel in the field of housekeeping posts and institutional managers; and what steps he is taking to overcome the present position.

Sir D. Eccles

Yes, Sir. I shall shortly be sending a memorandum to the local education authorities and colleges about revised arrangements proposed by the Institutional Management Association. I shall ask for co-operation in making the new facilities available to match the increased number of school leavers during the next few years. I will send a copy of the memorandum to my hon. Friend.

Dame Irene Ward

While thanking my right hon. Friend for being so co-operative and forthcoming in this important matter, may I ask whether he is quite satisfied that he can get all the money he wants from the Treasury, which does not seem to know very much about these household problems of the need of properly trained institutional managers, caterers, and so on?

Sir D. Eccles

Concerning courses which we are putting on in association with the technical colleges, I think it fair to say that I am being given the money I want.

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