asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity how many men and women are being trained in rehabilitation centres; and how many are found jobs when the training is finished.
On 30th September, 1968, 1,732 men and 190 women were attending courses at my Department's Industrial Rehabilitation Units. The main purpose of these Units is to restore working fitness; they do not, therefore, provide training for particular jobs but may recommend that training courses should follow. During 1967, 9,562 men and 1,046 women completed rehabilitation courses. In the same period, 3,889 men and 473 women entered employment within three months of completing their courses; 1,881 men and 126 women started courses of training.