HC Deb 28 April 1910 vol 17 c651

asked the Secretary for War what steps have been taken to make use of the Board of Trade Labour Exchanges in the factories and workshops under his Department; and whether he proposes to make the use of these exchanges a condition in contracts in the future?


As regards the first part of the question, the matter is under consideration. As regards the second part of the question, every reasonable opportunity is taken of placing the advantages of Labour Exchanges before Army contractors, but as the success of the scheme depends very largely upon the goodwill and voluntary co-operation, both of employers and employed, it is not considered that resort to the exchanges should be made a compulsory condition of employment on an Army contract.