HC Deb 30 June 1954 vol 529 c102W
76. Mr. J. Hynd

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what reply the Government of Northern Rhodesia has given to the Joint Industrial Council's request for legislation to enable Africans to serve apprenticeship in the building industry, and for the establishment of technical classes for Africans in building construction.

Mr. Lyttelton

This request was referred by the Master Builders' Association to the Commissioner of Labour and Mines. The Commissioner has informed the Association that preliminary discussions are in progress with the Director of African Education, with the object of devising a scheme for training Africans on the job in industry, after they have received basic training in trade schools. The Commissioner has given an assurance that all interested parties will be consulted.