§ Mr. DAY
asked the Minister of Labour whether he can state the number of men and women at training centres administered or financially assisted by the Department under his control at the last convenient date; how do these figures compare with the corresponding date of the previous year; and will he say what steps are now taken to find employment for these trainees at the completion of their course?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
At the end of April, 1936, there were 8,555 men and 1,425 women at training or instructional centres administered or financially assisted by the Department, as compared with 6,277 men and 1,183 women a year earlier. With regard to the second part of the question, my officers take steps to place in suitable employment persons who have had a course at a Government training centre and instructional centre or a domestic training centre, while the organisers of the schemes financially assisted by the Department seek employment for the persons trained under their schemes.