§ 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?