§ Lieut.-Colonel HORLICK
asked the Minister of Labour how many ex-service men were trained with State assistance as bricklayers, plasterers and slaters duing the years 1919, 1920, 1921 and 1922; what was the total expense to the State; and how many of the men, when trained, are believed to have obtained employment?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
During the years 1919 to 1922, inclusive, 2,054 disabled ex-service men completed training under the industrial training schemes as bricklayers or plasterers. None were trained as slaters. The approximate cost was £450,000, of which about £350,000 represented allowances to the men. Out of a total number of 2,635 men who have received training as bricklayers or plasterers under the scheme, 142 were registered as unemployed at the end of March, 1924. Apart from the above figures, over 600 men were trained in the trades mentioned under the Interrupted Apprenticeship Scheme.