HC Deb 26 April 1965 vol 711 cc11-2
6. Mr. Harold Walker

asked the Minister of Labour what official advice is given to employers about the subject-matter of lectures to be given to apprentices as part of their training.

Mr. Marsh

My right hon. Friend has put on sale and circulated to the Engineering and Iron and Steel Training Boards the curriculum used in the Ministry's Government training centres for first year apprentice training. Our officers are, of course, in close touch with the various industrial training boards whose functions are to advise employers on the best methods of training.

Mr. Walker

Can my hon. Friend say whether that curriculum includes measures to protect apprentices from compulsory brainwashing at the hands of the Economic League?

Mr. Marsh

Neither this nor, as far as I know, any other Government publication makes provision for some of the things which the Economic League does and says.

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