HC Deb 04 May 1927 vol 205 c1610

asked the Minister of Labour how many casual workers are employed at the docks and wharves under the control of the Port of London Authority and how many are registered; and whether any steps are being taken, in co-operation with employers and trade unions, to organise a system whereby casual employment will be abolished?

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Sir A. Steel-Maitland)

The number of men at present registered for employment in the Port of London is 55,000. These workers are registered under a scheme administered by a joint committee, with the assistance of the Department, whose primary purpose is to work towards the decasualisation of labour in the port. It is hoped that the committee's operations will result in a substantial reduction in the number of registered men.