HC Deb 10 July 1941 vol 373 cc287-8
8. Mr. Summers

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the policy of the Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers is to oppose the dilution of labour; and whether, in the national interest, notwithstanding this attitude, he is prepared to augment the supply of labour in this industry to over come the shortage that exists?

Mr. Bevin

While I am aware of certain difficulties of this kind, I know of no reason for thinking that they constitute any major hindrance to production in this industry, and more effective methods of increasing production arc being adopted.

Mr. Summers

Is the Minister prepared to see that no ill-effects from the national standpoint result from people putting sectional interests above those of the nation?

Mr. Bevin

I will do that.

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