§ 88. Mr. SMEDLEY CROOKE
asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that unemployed ex-service men in Birmingham, having found employers who offer them work, are prevented from taking it because they are unable to get their green cards from the Labour Exchanges, who give as their reason for refusal to issue the green cards that they have not received from the employers notification of the vacancies; and will he issue such instructions to the Exchanges which will help men obtain work and withdraw the Regulation referred to which prevents work being obtained?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. Betterton)
I am having local inquiry made as to the facts, and will communicate the result to my hon. Friend. I may 2094 add, however, that the "green card" referred to is presumably the card of introduction from the Exchange, and it is not clear why such a card should be required in the cases described.