HC Deb 11 May 1939 vol 347 cc654-5
4. Mr. Pilkington

asked the Minister of Labour whether an arrangement has yet been made by which all firms under Government contracts should get their labour at the local exchanges?

Mr. E. Brown

My hon. Friend will realise that in view of the wide range of occupations and skill involved, the adoption of his proposal gives rise to a number of practical difficulties, which must be carefully examined before any final conclusion is reached. This examination is proceeding as rapidly as possible, but I am not yet in a position to make any definite statement.

Mr. Pilkington

Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that in the meantime local unemployed are not benefiting to the extent they might from work which is carried out under these contracts?

Mr. Brown

I realise the fact, and that is why I am making an examination.

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