§ Sir E. Graham-Little
asked the Minister of Education what decision he has come to with regard to the continuation of emergency training, and the time that it should cease; what is the present number of candidates who have been pronounced eligible for training, but who have not yet been admitted to any training college; and whether his undertaking that all students admitted to an emergency training college will be used in the job for which they have been trained, still holds good.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
The Emergency Training Scheme has been closed to applications from men since 30th June last year. It is still open to women and I have taken no decision on the closing date for women's applications. The number of candidates who have been accepted but have not yet been admitted to colleges or withdrawn from the scheme is 12,349 men and 1,743 women. I accept responsibility for regulating admissions to colleges so as to ensure that candidates who complete their training successfully, and who are prepared to move to areas where vacancies exist, have reasonable prospects of employment.