HC Deb 13 February 1941 vol 368 cc1490-1
10. Mr. Tinker

asked the Minister of Labour what instructions have been given to managers of Employment Exchanges to try and place in employment the 31,000 who are classified as unsuitable for normal industrial employment; and what success has attended these instructions?

Mr. Assheton

The local officers of the Department have been instructed that men who have been classified by a general panel as unsuitable for ordinary industrial employment shall continue to receive consideration for submission for suitable vacancies with other men on the register. The continued diminution in the number of these men remaining on the registers shows that many of them are getting work.

Mr. Tinker

Could we have some idea what the instructions are? One is constantly being asked by these men what is being done for them. If we had some guidance, we might be able to advise them what to do.

Mr. Assheton

I hope they are continuing to keep in touch with the local Employment Exchange. We are doing everything we can to put them to useful work.