HC Deb 19 March 1936 vol 310 cc632-4W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state the facilities afforded to men in training camps to make complaints and the method of dealing with any grievances as they arise?

Lieut.-Colonel MUIRHEAD

No obstacle is placed in the way of trainees who wish to approach the manager of a training centre with complaints or grievances. Such cases would normally be dealt with individually, but in the event of a general complaint the manager

Instructional Centres which were open during the three months ended February, 1936, the number of persons who left before the expiration of their course and the reasons therefor are as follow:
Residential Centres. Reason for premature termination of training.
Dismissed for Misconduct. Found work by own efforts. Discharged owing to sickness. Voluntary Relinquishments.
Allerston, Yorkshire 4 7 10 26
Bourne, Lincolnshire 15 4 9 50
Brechfa, Carmarthenshire 1 3 3 14
Cranwich Heath, Norfolk 2 15 24
Fermyn Woods, Northamptonshire 1 9 12 49
Glenbranter, Argyllshire 2 6 13 99
Glenfinart, Argyllshire
(opened 20th February, 1936)
Hamsterley, Durham 9 5 22
High Lodge, Suffolk 1 4 3 25
Kershopefoot, Roxburghshire 1 3 24 34
Kielder, Northumberland 6 2 27 157
Langdale End, Yorkshire nil 5 3
Shobdon, Herefordshire 2 3 11 30
Weeting Hall, Suffolk 1 7 28
(closed 8th January, 1936).
West Tofts, Norfolk 1 4 10 11
Non-residential Centres.
Andover, Hampshire 2 7
Carshalton, Surrey 4 19 13 16
Rheola, Glamorganshire 4 8 7
Total 54 79 169 595


asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state the number of trainees that have passed through the Park Royal Training Centre for the years 1932, 1933, 1934 and 1935; and for what occupations these have been trained?

Lieut.-Colonel MUIRHEAD

In 1932 722 men, in 1933 730 men, in 1934 738 men and in 1935 1,016 men were trained at the Park Royal Centre in the following

might see representatives selected by the men.


asked the Minister of Labour whether he will name the places where training camps have been established, showing the number of persons returned home from each camp, during the three months ended February, 1936, before the expiry of their free-training period, and giving the causes for their return?

Lieut.-Colonel MUIRHEAD

The following table gives the information asked for:

occupations: Bricklaying, plastering, carpentry, painting, gas and hot water fitting, wood-machining, cabinet making, french polishing, upholstery, coach body building, coach trimming, coach painting, machine operating, fitting and turning, sheet metal working, oxy-acetylene welding, motor mechanics, hairdressing and hotel waiting. In the building trades, and in french polishing and upholstery, training has not been given at Park Royal during the last three years.

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