Mr. Alan Williams
asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the provision under the National Insurance Act, 1966 for payment of earnings-related supplements to people in receipt of short-term benefits, he will seek to make similar provision in respect of allowances payable to people undergoing courses of training or industrial rehabilitation arranged by his Department.
§ Mr. Gunter
Yes. From early in October, 1966, earnings-related supplements on a similar scale will, where appropriate be paid to the allowances of people being trained under the Ministry's Vocational Training Scheme at Government Training Centres and elsewhere. 215W Similar supplements will be paid to the allowances of trainees in workshops for sheltered employment and of people attending courses of industrial rehabilitation. These supplements will be payable for the duration of the training or rehabilitation course.