HC Deb 25 March 1920 vol 127 c618W

asked the Minister of Labour if ho will state in detail the number of ex-service men whose training has been sanctioned by the various unions represented at the Trades Union Congress of 1919, and at the same time indicate how many of the ex-service men have actually commenced their training?


No trade union has specified or has been asked to specify the number of men who may be trained in their trade for the country as a whole. As was indicated in my right hon. Friend's answer of the 17th March, the question of how many men should be trained in a particular trade in each locality is regulated with regard to the absorptive capacity of that trade in the locality served by the particular training centre.