§ Sir W. Smithers
asked the Minister of Labour what has been the cost of training at Government centres on an annual basis for each year since July, 1945; and what is the estimated cost of further proposals for training.163W
§ Mr. Isaacs
The cost of training (exclusive of the provision and maintenance of buildings) at Government training centres since 1945 has been approximately as follows:
- For the financial year 1945–46—£1,650,000.
- For the financial year 1946–47—£7,400,000.
- For the financial year 1947–48—£5,000,000.
- For the period from April to October, 1948 —£1,250,000.
The cost of training of this kind in the future will depend on a number of circumstances which cannot be foreseen and I am unable to estimate it.