§ Mr. HERRIOTTS
asked the Minister of Labour why unemployed men who are not in receipt of unemployment benefit are refused facilities for training; and whether she is prepared to make arrangements to allow these men the same facilities as those in receipt of benefit?1539W
§ Miss BONDFIELD
The provision of training for unemployed men not in receipt of benefit is for several reasons a matter of special difficulty. It is not the case, however, that they have been entirely excluded from the facilities for training provided by the Ministry, and I have recently made arrangements for giving them greater opportunities. In connection with this matter generally, I should like to call attention to my reply to the hon. Member for Bilston (Mr. J. Baker) on 18th July, of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy.