HC Deb 27 May 1946 vol 423 cc130-1W
Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Agriculture if the Government farm training scheme is intended to meet the needs of ex-Servicemen who wish eventually to farm on their own account; and whether provision is made for such men to learn the management side of farming as well as field work.

Mr. T. Williams

The farm training provided under the Government's Vocational Training Scheme is designed primarily for persons who propose eventually to take up employment as skilled agricultural workers. The facilities are also available to those who intend eventually to farm on their own account and such persons are strongly advised to participate in the scheme. Training in farm management and other matters, designed to equip persons for supervisory posts in the industry or to run farms of their own, is provided at a number of temporary training centres which are being set up for the purpose. Men and women with previous and adequate agricultural experience and those who complete the farm training course with outstanding success are eligible for further training at these centres.