34. Mr. SHIRLEY BENN
asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been drawn to the recommendation put forward by the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce that all transport workers, including carters on the list of reserved occupations, be placed in a position similar to that of munition workers, so that there may be a co-ordination of labour in the interests of the nation; and if, in view of this recommendation, he can see 1752 his way to put these men in the same position as munitions workers who are recognised as working for the vital interests of the country?
§ The TREASURER of the HOUSEHOLD (Mr. James Hope)
My hon. Friend has been called away, and has asked me to answer this question. I understand that the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce have recommended that all transport workers, including carters, on the list of reserved occupations be placed under control similar to that of munition workers. As at present advised, however, I cannot see my way to adopt the recommendation.