§ Mr. C. EDWARDS
asked the Minister of Labour the number of men who have been discharged from the Prince of Wales Convalescent Centre, Barry, Glamorganshire, during the last four weeks; whether these men, having been reduced to their flat-rate pension, have had to apply for parish relief to maintain themselves and their families; whether it is his intention to automatically close this centre by reducing the number through discharge or transfer; and, seeing that the officials here are in a favourable position for placing men in suitable work through its close proximity to works, factories, etc., and its equipment for training men, will he prevent its being closed?
I have been asked to reply. During the past four weeks 36 men were discharged from this centre. Of these one was transferred to a hospital for further treatment, 21 are proceeding to further training under the Ministry of Labour, six have been recommended for grants to assist, in setting up a business, while the remaining eight left to take up employment. The question of the future of this centre is at present under consideration.