§ Major SALMON
asked the Minister of Labour if he will supply a list of the trades unions in the country showing the proportion of apprentices to skilled craftsmen allowed by each?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
This matter is largely governed by unwritten practice, and the information available is not sufficiently definite or complete to enable a return to be compiled giving the information desired by my hon. and gallant Friend. The Ministry of Labour, however, is about to undertake a comprehensive inquiry into apprenticeship, and I will consider whether it is possible to obtain this information in the course of the inquiry.