24. Mr. JOHN DAVISON
asked the Minister of Labour whether a county employment committee is competent to consider and to make representations regarding the employment of British military and German prisoner labour on work for which civilian labour is available; and whether the policy of his Department is to press for the employment of available civilian labour on Government work wherever possible?
Sir R. HORNE
I assume that the hon. Member's reference is to the county war agricultural committees. Instructions have, I understand, been issued by the Food Production Department that military and prisoner labour must not be employed where civilian labour is avail able, and these instructions embody the policy of my Department.