Lieut.-Colonel A. MURRAY
asked the Minister of Labour whether the 27 women at present in training at Craibstone Farm, Aberdeen, will have completed their training by 30th June; and, if the training scheme is to be terminated at 30th June, what arrangements the Government propose to make for the training of other women who may be desirous of fitting themselves to be placed on farms?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The number of women referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend as being in training at Craibstone Farm, Aberdeen, should be 29, and not 27, as stated in my reply to a similar question on Tuesday last. Of these, 14 com-1108W pleted the full period of 12 weeks on 6th June and 15 will complete a course of 9 weeks on 30th June. This course will be shorter by 3 weeks than the previous course in consequence of the termination of training on 30th June. The question of the continuation of women's training is receiving further consideration, but, as I mentioned on Tuesday last, I can give no assurance that the period will be extended beyond 30th June.