Skilled Trambs (Systems of Recruitment).

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 30th July 1931.

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Photo of Mr Michael Marcus Mr Michael Marcus , Dundee

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asked the Minister of Labour if she will consider the advisability of providing a scheme for the encouragement of the existing apprenticeship system to supersede the present system of training centres?

Photo of Miss Margaret Bondfield Miss Margaret Bondfield , Wallsend

I shall be glad to do anything in my power to encourage suitable systems of recruiting boys for skilled trades, but they do not fulfil the same function as the training scheme for adults.

Photo of Mr Robert Richardson Mr Robert Richardson , Houghton-le-Spring

Will the right hon. Lady consult with the Board of Education on this matter, in order to see if something could not be done between the two Departments?

Photo of Miss Margaret Bondfield Miss Margaret Bondfield , Wallsend

We constantly consult about these matters, but the training scheme is for adults.