HC Deb 15 August 1940 vol 364 c974W
Sir L. Lyle

asked the Secretary of State for War to what extent a vocational training system is maintained in the Army during the war; and whether arrangements can be made for soldiers stationed in agricultural areas to volunteer to give some of their spare time to work on farms, with a veiw to enabling them to take on agricultural employment at the conclusion of hostilities?

Sir E. Grigg

The pre-war vocational training system ceased on mobilisation. As regards agricultural work, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Howdenshire (Colonel Carver) yesterday.

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