HC Deb 23 March 1956 vol 550 c158W
Captain Kerby

asked the Minister of Labour what record is still kept by his Department of the conditions upon which it trained unemployed or unemployable young men, before the late war, for employment as civilian aircraft mechanics; and how far it was made clear to these people that, even after 16 years of employment in their new trades, they would be dilutees and liable to dismissal on a priority basis, in order to leave their jobs open to a younger generation of post-war apprentices.

Mr. Carr

The general conditions on which unemployed men were offered Ministry of Labour Vocational Training courses before the war are known to my Department. It would have been made perfectly clear to the men in question that they would be in competition with apprenticeship-trained craftsmen and that their employment would be subject to whatever terms and conditions might from time to time be agreed between the two sides of the industry.