83. Sir F. HALL
asked the Ministry of Labour if the Government of the United States, having had an opportunity of reviewing the results obtained in this country under the system of leaving certificates, compared with the conditions which have followed the abolition of such certificates, has decided on and after the 1st August next to control the distribution of all unskilled labour throughout the United. States employment service of the Department of Labour; and if the Government will consider the question of the establishment of similar methods, with a view to conserving and utilising labour to the best possible advantage?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. Bridgeman)
I have no official information with regard to the first part of this question, and in any event I very much doubt whether in the conditions existing in this country any compulsory system for the control of unskilled labour would be advantageous. As my hon. Friend is no doubt aware, workmen falling under this description may enrol voluntarily as War Work Volunteers or War Agricultural Volunteers.