HC Deb 10 September 1942 vol 383 cc267-8
4. Mr. Neil Maclean

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that a woman officer of the Ministry of Labour stated that she would see that several English girl trainees who had been sent to an area in Scotland against their will would be sent back to England and have their fares paid; and whether he will now send back to their homes in Scotland all Scots girls who have been sent to work in England against their will?

Mr. Bevin

It is not my policy to transfer English girls to Scotland. If my hon. Friend will send me particulars of the case to which he refers, I will have inquiries made.

Mr. Maclean

Have none of the right hon. Gentleman's officials in Scotland sent him the paragraphs from the newspapers which referred to this particular official making this statement?

Mr. Bevin

Most of the large numbers of paragraphs about my Department which I read turn out to be untrue.