HC Deb 11 July 1962 vol 662 cc1337-8
30. Mr. Emery

asked the Minister of Labour how many apprentices have been made redundant during each of the last three years; and what action is taken to ensure that they can complete their apprenticeship.

Mr. Hare

When such cases occur, the employment exchange and the Youth Employment Service co-operate with the interested parties to place the apprentice with another employer with whom he can complete his indentures. Statistics are not kept, but very few cases of difficulty are reported to my Department.

Mr. Emery

Can my right hon. Friend make known the procedure for this exchange of apprenticeship in the Reading area because, in the lay-off referred to in the previous Question, a number of apprentices are affected and it is essential that they should be given every opportunity to complete their apprenticeships with other indentures?

Mr. Hare

I shall certainly see that that is done; and, in particular, that the youth employment officer is made aware of the point my hon. Friend has just made.