HC Deb 26 November 1937 vol 329 c1571W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Minister of Labour what is the present number of unemployed persons who are receiving training which will fit them to take up employment on farms?

Mr. E. Brown

My Department does not provide direct training in agriculture for unemployed persons. The Land Settlement Association trains unemployed men for settlement on the land, and I am informed that the number of men now in training on the Association's estates is 691. There are also at present 42 boys being trained for farm work by certain organisations in connection with the Juvenile Transference Scheme.