HC Deb 29 February 1916 vol 80 c858
28. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether the employés of registered plumbers are starred; whether he is aware that many such are engaged on sanitary work rendered necessary by medical officers of health condemning insanitary arrangements contributing to the destruction of public health; whether in case of diphtheria and typhoid such work is urgent; and whether such considerations must be taken into account by tribunals when employers are asking for exemptions for employés.


The question of reserving plumbers from recruiting is under consideration, and the Reserved Occupations Committee are receiving a deputation from the Master Plumbers' Association to-morrow.


Will it be borne in mind that this work is considered urgent by municipal authorities, and will care be taken to see that the public health is put first?