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Training Centres (Discharges)

Volume 155: debated on Wednesday 28 June 1922

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asked the Minister of Labour if any of the ex-service men admitted to Government instructional centres for the purpose of training have been discharged before that training has been completed?

During the winter months no man who was entitled to an improvership was discharged unless either an improvership vacancy was awaiting him, or he had received a period of training equal to the total period of training with maintenance allowed. As it was not possible to retain these men indefinitely a scheme has been adopted by which the terminations are being spread over a period of several months. Those men with the shortest extensions of training are being retained until the end of this period. No man fit to continue in training has been discharged from a, training establishment before the end of his prescribed institutional course; on the contrary large extensions of those courses have been given.