HC Deb 05 February 1942 vol 377 c1249
1. Mr. Hannah

asked the Minister of Labour, whether he is aware that a girl living at Wightwick, Wolverhampton, has been sent to work at Barnack, while a Peterborough girl is doing exactly the same work at Wolverhampton; and will he arrange for these ladies to change jobs, thus letting each live close to her home?

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Ernest Bevin)

Inquiries have been made, but it has not been possible to trace the cases to which my hon. Friend refers. If my hon. Friend will provide me with additional information which will enable me to identify the persons concerned, I will institute further inquiries.

Mr. Hannah

It will give me great pleasure to do so. Do the Government realise how much dissatisfaction there is about this whole matter?

7. Mr. Sloan

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that Thomas Rodger, 22, Burnbrae, Twechar, was directed from Corby to resume work as a miner at Eastshore Colliery; that he had to vacate his company-owned house at Corby; that he was promised a house from the colliery company with whom he is now employed, but was refused it after his furnishings were on the way; that his wife and five children are now accommodated in the poor house; and whether he will take steps to overcome this and similar difficulties?

Mr. Bevin

I am having inquiries made and will communicate with my hon. Friend.