HC Deb 02 June 1938 vol 336 cc2209-10
14 Mr. Gallacher

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that Folland Aircraft, Limited, of Hamble, are advertising in the Press for workers of all sorts and inviting them to make application in person; that numerous persons have responded to this advertisement from all parts of the country, and on arrival have been informed that there is no work available at present but that orders are expected in six weeks time; and what steps he is taking to prevent such undesirable practices, which compel men who are unemployed to spend money needlessly and keep them from seeking employment in places where it is genuinely to be found?

Mr. E. Brown

The facts as stated by the hon. Member have not previously been brought to my notice and I am making inquiries in the matter.

Mr. Gallacher

If as a result of the inquiry the Minister finds that this is exactly what is happening, will he lay it down that such employers must pay the expenses of the unemployed for bringing them from their homes?

Mr. Brown

That is a hypothetical question.