HC Deb 06 February 1947 vol 432 cc382-3W
55. Major Beamish

asked the Minister of Labour in what trades the Government are now providing training for ex-Service men or women and ex-Merchant Navy men; and in what other trades will training be provided.

Mr. Isaacs

Special courses under the Vocational Training Scheme are now being provided in Government training centres, technical colleges and similar establishments in more than 60 different occupations, as set out in my reply to the hon. Member for Mile End (Mr. Piratin) on 4th February, a copy of which I am sending him. Further occupations will be added as required. In addition, individual arrangements for training in technical colleges or with employers have been agreed in a large number of other occupations.

56. Major Beamish

asked the Minister of Labour if he will give a list of the capacity and strength of Government training centres at which ex-Service men or women and ex-Merchant Navy men are being trained, showing the maximum capacity of each centre; and how many ex-Service men or women or ex-Merchant Navy men are at each centre.

Mr. Isaacs

As the information involves a lengthy statement, I will send the particulars to the hon. and gallant Member. The total capacity of the centres at 13th January was 28,593 training places, of which 25,240 were filled by ex-Service men and women and ex-Merchant Navy men.