HC Deb 27 June 1940 vol 362 c576
7. Mr. Bernays

asked the Minister of Labour whether, with a view to the speedy carrying out of urgent defensive works against possible enemy landings, he will invite the mayors in the areas concerned to make an appeal for voluntary labour, particularly in the evenings and during the week-ends, to supplement the work already being done by whole-time personnel?

Mr. Bevin

I am in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War, regarding this matter, and will communicate with my hon. Friend at an early date.