HC Deb 20 March 1923 vol 161 c2321

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War when it is intended to proceed with the erection of the building required for the proposed new school for cadets in Blandford; and whether he will make such arrangements as will ensure, so far as possible, the employment of labour from Blandford and district upon the said buildings?


This work will, I hope, be started early in the new financial year. In regard to the latter part of the question, it would not be desirable to make the employment of local labour a condition of contract, but I am aware of the economic and other advantages of such labour, and they will be borne in mind, and I may add it is the policy of the War Office to impress upon contractors the desirability of employing local labour as far as possible.