HC Deb 30 September 1915 vol 74 cc986-7

asked the Minister of Munitions, with reference to his recent speech at Bristol and to the recent official statement that large additional numbers of unskilled men and women are required for munitions, where persons desirous of such employment should apply; and when they are likely to be wanted?


It was pointed out in the speech referred to by my hon. Friend that the immediate need is for skilled men; there is no dearth of unskilled labour at the moment. Further steps are being taken with a view to securing the skilled labour required, and as soon as this becomes available, and especially when the new munitions factories at present in course of construction are completed, a large additional number of un skilled men and women will be required. In the meanwhile applicants for such employment, whether men or women, should record their names at the nearest Labour Exchange where special arrangements have been made for the purpose between the Ministry of Munitions and the Board of Trade.