HC Deb 02 May 1911 vol 25 c211

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he was aware that Mr. Spinks, the manager of the Lincoln Labour Exchange, was frequently seen walking round the engineering works of Messrs. Rushton and Proctor, Lincoln; if he could state whether it was part of the duty of a labour exchange manager to visit any industrial establishment; and if he intends taking action in the matter?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Sydney Buxton)

It is part of the duties of a labour exchange manager to keep in touch with representatives of employers and of workmen in his district in order that he may be able to carry on the work of the exchange efficiently. I am satisfied, from inquiries which I have caused to be made, that the visits paid to the firm in question by the manager of the Lincoln Exchange were proper and necessary in the ordinary course of business.