§ 12. Mr. SHERWELL
asked the Minister of Munitions if he will state the number of cases reported to his Department of victimisation by employers of workers who had volunteered for munitions work, the number of such cases inquired into, and the number of cases, if any, in which proceedings against employers have been instituted?
§ Dr. ADDISON
About thirty alleged cases of the nature alluded to have been reported to the Department. Inquiries have been and are being made into every case. In some cases the men have been reinstated; in others, the complaints on investigation were shown to be without foundation. Legal advice has been taken 985 with a view to instituting proceedings in other cases, but up to the present it has not been found possible to take proceedings with any prospect of success.
§ Mr. SHERWELL
Does that answer cover the special case of a firm in Cardiff where the offence was proved up to the hilt?