§ Mr. E. Smith
asked the Minister of Pensions what arrangements have been made for the rehabilitation of civilians who receive injuries through the war; and what arrangements have been made to 841W enable people who require training to enable them to earn a livelihood?
Mr. M. MacDonald
I have been asked to reply. Under the Emergency Hospital Scheme special centres, including remedial therapy departments and workshops, have been established for the treatment of orthopaedic and other types of injury which require rehabilitation. I have these arrangements under review at the present moment and I have appointed to assist me an adviser in rehabilitation, Mr. Rhaiadr Jones, manager of the Derwen Cripples' Training College, Oswestry. As regards training to enable people to earn a livelihood, an inter-departmental committee on vocational training has been appointed by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour and as soon as their recommendations are available I will consult with my right hon. Friend as to the measures to be taken.