§ Mr. FORREST
asked the Minister of Labour if he can make any statement as to the progress which has been made during the holidays for extending the facilities for the training of disabled ex-service men?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
At the beginning of August we had completed the training of about 25,400 men. We had about 23,800 in training. We had a waiting list of about 21,400. At the present time the number of men who had completed training is 29,000. The number in training is 25,000. The number on the waiting list is 17,200. We have available accommodation at the present time for roughly 12,000 men over and above those in training, and the provision of the necessary equipment is being pushed forward with all speed. Indeed, the number of large centres in which men are actually being trained, which was 36 at the beginning of July, and had arisen to 44 by the middle of August, is now 54.