HC Deb 19 February 1924 vol 169 cc1557-8W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that Alfred Mitchell, military medal and bar, of 97, Chestnut Road, Tottenham, who received a course of training in electrical fitting which terminated in November, 1921, has been unemployed since with the exception of four months; whether there are any prospects of his Department being able to find an improvership vacancy for Mitchell; and, if not, in view of the fact that Mitchell is the only trainee from Hackney Marshes who has never had a day's extension, whether be can see his way to allow him to take a refresher course?


Alfred Mitchell has had about two years' institutional training in a course for which the normal period is 18 months. Every effort has been made by the canvassing officers attached to my Department, assisted by both the Electrical Trade Union and the London District Association of Engineering Employers, to discover a suitable vacancy for him, and a firm at Woolwich has promised to give him preference in the event of their being able to take on further hands. He is not eligible for a refresher course.