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Empire Settlement (Domestic Servants)

Volume 237: debated on Thursday 3 April 1930

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs how many centres are now in operation for the training of young persons for domestic service and for filling posts overseas through the assistance of such organisations as the Salvation Army, Church Army, etc.; and how many such persons are there now receiving training?

His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom are co-operating in the maintenance of seven residential training centres for women intending to take up household work overseas. There are at present 131 women in training at these centres. In addition, they co-operate with the Scottish Council of Women's Trades in a scheme for training women in individual homes in Scotland. Sixty-eight women are at present undergoing such training.