HC Deb 30 November 1948 vol 458 cc162-3W
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.

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.