Mr. R. Morģan
asked the Minister of Labour how many aliens have been granted facilities under the Further Education and Training Scheme of his Department; what is the cost per head of providing such training; and whether, in future, it is intended to make these facilities available to aliens unless they undertake to apply for naturalisation at a later date.
§ Mr. E. Bevin
So far, three aliens have received grants under this scheme, which is administered by the Education and Agricultural Departments in association with my own. One of the conditions of the scheme is that applicants must have been engaged in work of national importance which has prevented or interrupted their further education or training. Subject to this condition, among others, aliens are eligible for grants provided that British subjects are not thereby excluded. The cost of providing this training varies widely with the type of training and the circumstances under which it is received, and no general indication of the cost per head can be given. I do not contemplate imposing the further condition suggested by my hon. Friend.