HC Deb 01 March 1910 vol 14 cc741-2

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the number of casual labourers who pass through Brecon on their way from Ireland and West Wales to England, he would consider the advisability of establishing a Labour Exchange in that town?


The further development of the Labour Exchange system in Wales is receiving careful consideration, but it is not possible at the outset of the scheme to establish Exchanges in all industrial areas of the country.


Is it the policy of the Government to employ these Labour Exchanges for the purpose of encouraging the migration of labour from the rural districts of Ireland to Great Britain?


My right hon. Friend particularly stated the opposite. We are very anxious to avoid that, and if the hon. Member will look at the regulations he will see a special regulation dealing with the matter.