§ Mr. Hastings
asked the Minister of Labour what training and experience are demanded of applicants for the post of disablement rehabilitation officer.
§ Mr. Isaacs
The qualifications required for appointment as disablement rehabilitation officers are experience of industry and ability to deal sympathetically with disabled persons. So far as possible some experience of selecting men and women for employment is expected. No specialised previous course of training is asked for as such courses have not hitherto existed and specialised training is given after appointment. These officers are mostly permanent officers of my Department, though where necessary these have been reinforced so far as possible by appointments from outside.