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?
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.