HC Deb 10 June 1941 vol 372 cc42-3W
Mr. Isaacs

asked the Minister of Labour the number of applications received for training under the Ministry of Labour's training scheme for welfare supervisors; the number that have passed for training; the number who are undergoing, or who have undergone, the training; and the number who have been placed into appropriate employment?

Mr. Bavin

The total number of applications received up to 27th May was 2,063 of which however 1,663 have been judged to be unsuitable. Two hundred and thirty-six have been accepted and 136 are still under consideration. Of the 236 accepted, 43 subsequently withdrew their applications. Of the balance of 193, 132 have completed the course; 48 are now taking it; and 13 have not yet begun. The number of students who have already found employment is 58 and I understand that my right hon. Friend the Minister of Supply is proceeding immediately with a further substantial number of appointments in Royal Ordnance Factories.

Mr. Isaacs

asked the Minister of Labour what steps are taken to advise employers of the existence and particulars of persons trained under the Ministry of Labour welfare supervisors training scheme; and what method is adopted to place such trained persons into touch with employers?

Mr. Bevin

This scheme, and methods of applying for particulars of persons trained under it, have received considerable publicity in the Press. The British Employers' Confederation have furnished information on the subject to affiliated bodies, and the Department has done so directly to a large number of individual firms. Students' are given special facilities for. entering their names on the Central and Supplementary Registers, and particulars of all those who have taken the course are furnished to the Institute of Labour Management and the Industrial Welfare Society. It is known that a number have found employment through these channels. Lists of students have also been furnished to the Ministry of Supply.