HC Deb 15 July 1964 vol 698 c1193
31. Mr. Boyden

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what improvement there has been this year in the Service Departments in the percentage of industrial juveniles under 18 years of age attending day release classes.

Mr. Kirk

About 8 per cent. more juvenile industrials are attending day release classes.

Mr. Boyden

To put the question better, under the new dispensation will the Minister really take this seriously and at least do as well as the nationalised industries do?

Mr. Kirk

We do take it very seriously, but we do have difficulties about the places in which these industrials are employed which the nationalised industries, quite often, do not have.