HC Deb 31 May 1938 vol 336 cc1850-1W
Mr. Stephen

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that young men from Scotland who had come to London for training as plasterers and building trades workers have been offered casual employment as ice-cream vendors in the Croydon area; and will he take steps to try to arrange employment for them in the occupation for which they had received training?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd:

Men at Government training centres occasionally terminate their training before the end of the course in order to take an unskilled job in the locality of the training centre. It is impossible to prevent a man's doing this, though every effort is made to persuade him not to do so. The hon. Member may rest assured that at the conclusion of the training course all possible steps are taken to find each man a job in the occupation for which he has been trained, and this is done in well over 90 per cent. of the cases.