HC Deb 27 October 1920 vol 133 cc1761-2W

asked the Minister of Labour how many ex-service men have been trained for the boot and shoe industry; the number of such now unemployed; and how many are now in course of training?


The number of disabled ex-service men trained for the boot and shoe trade is approximately 2,800. It is not possible to say how many of these are now unemployed. The number under training at the moment is 1,732. These figures relate almost entirely to the hand-sewn trade, as the number of men trained in the machine trade is negligble.