§ Mr. Prescott
asked the Minister of Labour how many Government trainees were, as at the last most convenient date, unemployed, and what is the average length of such unemployment.
§ Mr. Isaacs
This information is not available as separate records are not maintained of the employment of persons who have at any time passed through the Vocational Training Scheme. The numbers who have completed training and are awaiting placing in their training trade is approximately 3,700. Many of them are, of course, employed in other work, pending placing in the trade for which they were trained. Over 67,000 have been placed in their training trade since the inception of the scheme in 1945.