Industrial Training.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men. – in the House of Commons on 21st February 1922.

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Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

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asked the Minister of Labour the number of disabled ex-service men trained in various trades under schemes for training such men; how many have been able to secure employment after completion of training; and how many have been unable to secure employment through incapacity arising out of War service, although their training is completed?

Photo of Mr Anderson Barlow Mr Anderson Barlow , Salford South

The total number of disabled ex-service men who had completed training under the Industrial Training Scheme was 49,000 on 14th February, 1922, and 23,309 men were in training on that date. In addition about 11,000 men were trained by the Ministry of Pensions prior to 1st August, 1919. Training has been given in more than 500 trades and occupations. Exact information is not available as to the number of men who on completion of training have obtained employment in the trades for which they were trained, but no man is trained for a trade for which his physical disability renders him unsuitable.