§ 49. Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he is satisfied with the opportunities for training within the haidressing profession, with the number of apprentices on day release and with the maintenance of standards generally now that the training board has been disbanded; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Bryan
I do not claim to be satisfied on the points the hon. Lady raises, but my right hon. Friend came to the conclusion that a statutory industrial162W training board for the hairdressing industry was not the right means of dealing with them. I hope that both sides of the industry will work for improvements on a voluntary basis, and in this my Department and also the Education Departments will be ready to give any help they can.