HC Deb 22 October 1946 vol 427 c340W
121. Captain Chetwynd

asked the Minister of Works if he is aware of the shortage of skilled building labour on Tees-side; and if he will take all possible steps to improve the position.

Mr. Tomlinson

There is a shortage of skilled building labour in the country generally and all possible steps are being taken to improve the situation, including the release of building operatives from the Forces under Class "B" and the provision of the special adult training scheme. A building trades training centre is already in operation at Aycliffe.