Apprentices (Technical Instruction.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 25th July 1922.

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asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been drawn to the effects of unemployment on apprentices in the skilled trades; whether he is aware that apprentices are in many cases losing the knowledge and experience they have already gained, with disastrous results to themselves and to the community as a whole; and whether he will, in conjunction with the Minister of Labour, secure for unemployed apprentices opportunities for technical instruction?


My right hon. Friend has not received any representations on this point, but he will discuss with the Minister of Labour the question whether, in present circumstances, the suggestion of the hon. Member is practicable.