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Government Training Centres

Volume 360: debated on Thursday 9 May 1940

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asked the Minister of Labour what steps have been taken since 16th April, or are now proposed, to increase the output of semiskilled men from Government training centres?

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asked the Minister of Labour whether he can give this House an estimate of the number of men who will pass through Government training centres this year?

The present output of the Government training centres is at the rate of 34,000 a year, including 9,000 soldiers who are being trained as Army tradesmen. The capacity of the centres is being expanded, and the double shift system is being put into operation where possible. As a result of these measures the annual output of the centres, including both soldiers and civilians, will rise to over 50,000 after a few months.