HC Deb 05 December 1963 vol 685 c212W
56. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that a large number of employers have not responded to appeals made by the Government and other bodies to provide places for apprentices; and if he will take further steps to ensure that boys leaving school obtain skilled training.

Mr. Godber

I am aware that so far fewer apprentices have been recruited this year than last though there has been a welcome improvement in recent months. The Industrial Training Bill now before the House is designed to ensure that industries train sufficient young people and others to meet their need for skilled manpower.