HC Deb 16 May 1924 vol 173 cc1711-2W

asked the Secretary of State for War the cost to the Crown in connection with the maintenance of matériel and the training of soldiers with a view to preparing them for civil employment on discharge; and has he had any communcation with trade union officials or bodies as to the recognition or acceptance of these Army-trained men of or by the various trades unions?


The cost of the two Vocational Training Centres at Catterick and Hounslow is estimated at £34,245, in the present year, and provision is also made in the Army Estimates for an expenditure of £6,040 on stores for use in unit or garrison classes for the vocational training of soldiers. The answer to the second part of the question is in the affirmative.