HC Deb 06 April 1948 vol 449 cc9-10W
Mr. Sharp

asked the Minister of Labour what training centres are now operated by the National Institute of Houseworkers; what is the average length of the training period; how many domestic workers were trained during 1947; and at what average cost to his Department.

Mr. Isaacs

Training centres are now open at Chilton Cantelo, Oxford, Bridge of Allan, Keighley and Swansea. The average length of training in the centre is six months for students over 18, nine months for students under 18. No trainees were due to complete their training in 1947. The scheme is not yet sufficiently developed to enable figures as to average cost per student to be given.