HC Deb 11 June 1942 vol 380 c1216
2. Capt. Sir Ian Fraser

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will reserve farmers' daughters, daughters-in-law and similar persons, and domestic servants on farms, because during the present labour shortage they are making a direct contribution to the general running of the farms and are accordingly essential workers in a vital industry?

Mr. MeCorquodale

My right hon. Friend' has taken steps to ensure that special consideration is given in these cases to ensure that women who are substantially assisting in running the farms are not withdrawn.

Sir I. Fraser

While thanking my right horn Friend, through my hon. Friend, may I ask whether he will see that wide publicity is given to that, because it will give great satisfaction.?

Mr. MeCorquodale

Yes, Sir, that will be done.