HC Deb 27 October 1919 vol 120 c318W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can inform the House of the decision of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers with regard to the proposal to co-operate with the Government in its scheme for training disabled sailors and soldiers; and what action he is taking to secure the adequate training of these men?


I have had a conference with the Executive of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers on tire subject of the training of disabled sailors and soldiers, and the question of the adverse ballot was discussed. The matter was adjourned to a further conference with the engineering trade, to be held at an early date from now. I am not without hope that a satisfactory settlement will be arrived at on that occasion, though I much regret the delay that has occurred and the disappointment to many disabled men.