HC Deb 23 July 1929 vol 230 cc1122-3W

asked the Secretary of State for War how many soldiers have been trained for oversea settlement by the military authorities for the 12 months ended to the last convenient date, giving particulars of the number who were single or married men, and whether they have proceeded direct from the training centre to the Dominions; and the total number who have undergone training during the same period at the Army vocational training centres?


During the 12 months ended 17th July, 1929, 141 single soldiers and three married soldiers with their families, have completed training at the Army Vocational Training Centre, Chisledon, for overseas settlement. Of this number, 70 single soldiers and the three married soldiers with their families proceeded direct from the Centre to the Dominions. The above figures exclude 47 ex-service men with their families trained by arrangement with the British Legion and the Oversea Settlement Department, and 337 civilians trained by arrangement with the Ministry of Labour. As regards the second part of the question, the total number trained during the same period at Army Vocational Training Centres, is approximately 2,000.

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