HC Deb 09 July 1946 vol 425 c56W
Mr. Teeling

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that Captain F. H. Christmas, 207770, of the 17th Infantry Holding Battalion, has been informed after taking a preliminary course at No. 3 Formation College and after being kept waiting for over eight weeks, that he cannot be accepted for a course in draughtsmanship; whether there is a surplus of draughtsmen; and, in view of the fact that Captain Christmas has now lost his right to reinstatement due to this delay, what he proposes to do for him.

Mr. Isaacs

The number of persons who have applied for training in engineering draughtsmanship is in excess of the number the industry is likely to be able to absorb for some time. I am having inquiries made about the particular case and will write to the hon. Member.

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