HC Deb 18 February 1929 vol 225 cc795-6W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been called to the statement contained in the recent report of the Kent education committee on the work of vocational guidance and juvenile welfare in the county for the year ended 31st July, 1928, that it is impossible for many boys and girls, who are capable of working, to find employment of any kind immediately they leave school; and whether he will consider if it is possible for his Department to formulate some scheme whereby opportunities may be provided for young people, through apprenticeship or otherwise, to become skilled workers?


I have been asked to reply. I have received the annual report on the work of vocational guidance and juvenile welfare within the County of Kent for the year which ended 31st July last, and have noted the statement to which my hon. Friend refers. I am aware that there is considerable unemployment among boys and girls in certain parts of Kent, and I am consulting with the authority as to the best steps to be taken to deal with this position.