§ Mr. WATERSON
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?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The number of disabled ex-service men trained for the boot and shoe trade is approximately1762W 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.