§ Lieut.-Colonel Lipton
asked the Minister of Labour how many Government training centres are being closed; and what alternative measures are proposed to meet the need for more skilled workers in industry.
§ Sir W. Monckton
Three Government training centres have been closed in recent months and it may be necessary to close others in view of the need for economy in the administration of the Government Vocational Training Scheme. No overall reduction in the number of trainees will, however, result. A wide variety of training trades continues to be provided at the remaining centres.