3. Mr. Davidson
asked the Minister of Labour whether machinery exists for the purpose of transferring unemployed persons to paid air-raid precautions work; and, if so, how many have been so transferred in Glasgow?
§ Mr. E. Brown
No specific machinery of this nature has been set up, but the Employment Exchanges make every effort to secure paid employment on air-raid precautions for unemployed persons. With regard to the second part, there are no statistics available as to the number of unemployed persons who have secured paid air-raid precautions work in Glasgow, but I am informed that over 5,000 of the 6,688 paid A.R.P. workers in Glasgow were unemployed before being taken on for A.R.P. work.
Does the Minister contemplate the setting up of machinery in local areas for this particular purpose?