HC Deb 01 May 1956 vol 552 c14W
42. Dr. D. Johnson

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that a number of men employed at No. 12 Maintenance Unit, Kirkbride, as aircraft fitters accepted training from his Department for this work on the assurance that they would be fully recognised as skilled men and that these include ex-trainees of his Department who have given satisfactory service for over 16 years in skilled employment; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Carr

No; such an assurance would not have been given to any man who accepted a Ministry of Labour vocational training course in engineering. I have nothing to add to the reply I gave on 23rd March to the Written Question by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Arundel and Shoreham (Capt. Kerby) concerning the general conditions under which these training courses were offered before the war.

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