asked the Minister of Health what steps he has taken to secure the fulfilment of his treaty with labour for an increase in the number of apprentices in the skilled building trades; whether he has set up local committees for this purpose; and what number of apprentices have been taken on since the passing of the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924?
The arrangements for putting into operation the proposals of the National House Building Committee for increasing the building resources of the industry are progressing rapidly but have not been completed. I hope to announce very shortly the appointment of a representative Committee whose principal duty will be to give practical effect to those proposals.
No. No notice that has been given applies to this scheme at all. Both employers and employés have, within the past seven days, informed that they will enthusiastically carry out the promises they have made.