HC Deb 24 November 1920 vol 135 cc446-7W
Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Minister of Labour how many special factories and workshops for the training of partially-disabled ex-service men have been established; how many ex-service men are being trained in them; how many of these special factories and workshops are in process of establishment; how many special factories and workshops have been set up in which partially-disabled ex-service men can work and earn a livelihood; and how many partially-disabled ex-service men are employed in them?


The number of special factories and workshops that have been established for the training of disabled ex-service men is 55, and on 26th October 7,460 men were in training in these centres. This number has now increased to over 8,000. A further seven factories are being equipped for this purpose, and I would add that throughout the country a large number of small classes are in existence housed in premises which have been placed at the disposal of the Ministry by local education authorities and other bodies. In these small centres an additional 7,750 men are being trained. As far as I am aware, no Government factories have been set up for the express purpose of employing disabled ex-service men.