HC Deb 11 April 1935 vol 300 cc1342-3W

asked the Minister of Labour whether a decision has been taken to set up training camps for the unemployed; where these camps are to be established; how many men are to be sent to them; and what length of time the training is to occupy?


Preparations are being made to open three new summer camps this year at Aslackby (Lincs), Gilling (Yorks), and Lynn Road (Norfolk), in addition to re-opening 12 summer camps which were in use last year. The accommodation in the 15 summer camps will be for approximately 2,300 men, which is additional to the accommodation for 3,100 men already available in instructional centres. As in the case of the centres no men will be sent to the camps except those who volunteer to go. The length of the course in the camps is normally 10 weeks as compared with a course of 12 weeks in the centres.