HC Deb 21 March 1940 vol 358 c2102
15. Mr. J. Morgan

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that Mr. C. Maw, 36, Warren Close, Doncaster, a skilled aeroplane worker has been registered at the Doncaster Employment Exchange as an unemployed man since November, 1939; and why it has not been found possible to place such a skilled man in suitable war work by this time?

Mr. E. Brown

I am informed that Mr. Maw was last employed for a period of about two years on the doping and varnishing of aeroplane wings and on making tail units for wooden sail-planes. Previously he had been employed on work as a painter, bricklayer's labourer and relief postman. He has been submitted without success for work for which he was considered suitable, and efforts will continue to be made to find him employment commensurate with his skill.

Mr. Morgan

Is the Minister aware that this man carries a high record from his employer for aeroplane work and also that he applied to go into the Army and could not be taken in as he was in an exempted occupation?

Mr. Brown

We will do our best for him.

Mr. Kirkwood

The right hon. Gentleman knows perfectly well that it is necessary for skilled aeroplane workers to be able at the moment—[Interruption].

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