Building Industry (Training).

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 4th June 1942.

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Photo of Mr William Oldfield Mr William Oldfield , Manchester, Gorton

asked the President of the Board of Education what lead his Department have given to the education authorities in furtherance of a scheme for the training of boys in our schools as future workers in the building industry; and whether it is the intention of his Department to give some guarantee to the parents of these boys that continuity of employment will be one of its main features?

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

A circular, of which I am sending the hon. Member a copy, has at the request of the Minister of Works and Buildings been issued to local education authorities for higher education, urging the importance of greatly increased provision in junior technical schools for the training of recruits to the building industry. The hon. Member will see in the circular that special attention is being devoted to the problem of continuity of employment.

Viscountess Astor:

Will the right hon. Gentleman see that the building trade do not do after this war what they did after the last war—keep the apprentices out?