HC Deb 09 April 1919 vol 114 cc2069-70W

asked the Minister of Labour how many ex-officers and men have since the date of the Armistice been placed for training in offices and works through the agency of the Appointments Departments of the Ministry; and what is the average amount of financial assistance that has been awarded in the case of each individual so placed?


Since 11th November, 1918, 1,898 officers and eighty-seven men have been placed in training by the Appointments Department, under the scheme for officers' university and training classes, as laid down in Army Council Instruction 517 of 1918. These are in receipt of Army pay and allowances, and receive nothing from the Ministry of Labour.

The scheme for maintenance and training Grants for demobilised officers and men is only now beginning to come into operation, and so far only two Grants have been made for training in offices and works of £10 6s. 8d. and £12 10s. per month for three months.