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Recreative Physical Training

Volume 415: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Labour whether he will make any statement on the effect of the health of workers as a result of physical recreation, training and education; and whether it is his intention to extend such activities.

Subject to suitable medical safeguards, the provision of recreative physical training, to which I assume my hon. Friend refers, is a useful contribution to the maintenance of the health of workers, but without prolonged investigation it is impossible to estimate the extent of this contribution. The question of extending such provision is a matter falling to my right hon. Friend, the Minister of Education, and to the local Education authorities under the provisions of the Education Act of 1944.