8. Mr. Jenkins
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that, in connection with the Government works near Usk, Monmouthshire, the labour employed is not engaged through the employment exchange; and that, as the works develop, labour can be brought in from elsewhere, even though there are approximately 5,000 wholly unemployed persons within reasonable travelling distance of the works; and will he take immediate steps to see that each contract contains a provision for the employment of local labour?
§ Mr. E. Brown
I am having inquiries made and will communicate with the hon. Member as soon as possible.