HC Deb 24 April 1941 vol 371 cc232-3
8. Mr. Gordon Macdonald

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the great dissatisfaction, owing to many workshops and factories suitable for producing war and building materials, situated in the less dangerous areas and provided with adequate transport facilities, being laid idle or only on part-time employment; and what action he proposes to take to bring them into full employment?

Mr. Bevin

If my hon. Friend will give me particulars of any cases which he has in mind, I will gladly have inquiries made.

Mr. Macdonald

I will gladly do that. Will my right hon. Friend consider getting a register of these factories?

Mr. Bevin

There is a register, on an entirely new basis, which I think will remove some of the difficulties. As I understand my hon. Friend's Question, he wants me to deal with specific cases, and to provide that work should be carried on in particular places.