§ 44. Mr. LANSBURY
asked the Minister of Labour how many applications for workers have been received from farmers and other agriculturists during the past three months at the Ipswich Employment Exchange; is any effort made by the officials at this Exchange to let applicants for work know of vacancies in the rural districts; and have any men refused to accept work on the land, especially in connection with hoeing sugar-beet and other similar work?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. Betterton)
During the past three months 129 vacancies in agricultural work were notified to the Ipswich Employment Exchange. All vacancies are made known to suitable applicants if available, and in fact all the vacancies above referred to were filled with the exception of 21, which are still outstanding because the men are not yet required. There is no record of any of these vacancies having been refused by applicants at Ipswich during the period