Vocational Training.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 2nd July 1942.

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Photo of Mr Kenneth Lindsay Mr Kenneth Lindsay , Kilmarnock

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he can give any further information about the body, whose existence he recently announced, which is considering the question of vocational training in relation to employment?

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

With the agreement of the Joint Consultative Committee appointed by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour and National Service, arrangements are being made for discussions on this matter between representatives of the Departments concerned and representatives, both employers and employees, of individual industries. The reference in my speech was to the preliminary meeting concerned to put these discussions in motion.

Photo of Mr Kenneth Lindsay Mr Kenneth Lindsay , Kilmarnock

Is this a permanent Committee?

Mr. Butter:

It will be permanent until it has achieved something useful, in which case its work will pass into posterity.

Photo of Mr Kenneth Lindsay Mr Kenneth Lindsay , Kilmarnock

Is there to be a report?