HC Deb 12 July 1915 vol 73 c640

asked the Minister of Munitions if he has now obtained by voluntary enrolment all the extra men he needs for the factories; whether he can state their number; and how he proposes to remedy any deficiency which may arise in the future or may exist now?


A total of 89,266 war munition volunteers have been enrolled up to Saturday last, when the Munitions Work Bureaux closed. It is not possible to say yet what proportion of these men can be moved from their present employment, and it is, therefore, impossible to say whether it will be sufficient to satisfy the demand for skilled labour for the munitions factories. As regards the future, arrangements have been made with the Board of Trade for any further applications for enrolment as war munitions volunteers to be received at the Labour Exchanges.