HC Deb 07 May 1924 vol 173 cc450-1W

asked the Minister of Labour the number of disabled men trained for clerical work who have obtained employment as the result of such training; and whether those unsuccessful will have an opportunity of instruction in any other avocation?


Over 6,000 disabled ex-service men have received training in commercial work in Great Britain under the industrial training scheme. I have no precise figures as to the number now employed in commercial work, but at the end of March, 1924, only about 5 per cent. of them were registered as unemployed, as compared with more than 6 per cent. of insured males in the commercial group of occupations. A man who, after training, is unemployed solely on account of trade depression would not be eligible for a second course of training.