§ Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what number of women and girls are training at present at the Market Harborough training centre for domestic service in Australia; and what is the cost per head to the centre of each trained person?
In view of the fact that His Majesty's Government in the Commonwealth of Australia no longer contribute towards the cost of the centre at Market Harborough for training women in household work, the centre is no longer confined to the training of women who intend to settle in Australia, but is available also for women desiring to settle in Canada or New Zealand. The number of women at present in training is 16, of whom eight intend to settle in Australia. The estimated cost of training is 30s. a week per trainee, and the total average cost of training during the year ended 31st March last was £18 per head.