HC Deb 08 June 1964 vol 696 cc1-2W
30. Mr. Wainwright

asked the Minister of Labour how many complaints he has received over the past two years from trainee personnel concerning the lack of proper training facilities in the Government's industrial rehabilitation centres in South Yorkshire.

Mr. Whitelaw

Training is not provided at industrial rehabilitation units where the courses have two main aims; to restore employment confidence by providing mental and physical toning-up and an opportunity for gradual adjustment to working conditions, and to assess suitability for particular types of work; sometimes the unit recommends training, which may then be provided at a Government Training Centre or other training establishment. From time to time individuals disagree with the unit's recommendation in their case, but I have no separate record of these cases. If the Member will give me details of any particular case which he has in mind I shall have inquiries made.