HC Deb 09 December 1943 vol 395 cc1115-6
18. Mr. Keeling

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will arrange for the identity cards of the young men and women at present walking through the streets in procession to be checked to see whether they are properly absent from war work?

Mr. Bevin

No, Sir. There are other and more appropriate methods by which absences from work can be controlled.

Mr. Keeling

Has not the right hon. Gentleman carried out examinations of the cards of persons attending greyhound races, and are not these processions equally worthy of attention?

Mr. Shinwell

Will my right hon. Friend apply the same principle to the people who attended the bloodstock sale at Tattersalls the other day?

Mr. Bevin

I am very reluctant to use any powers under the National Service Act which affect people visiting this House or in any way making representations to their Members of Parliament.

Commander Locker-Lampson

Why should they not protest against Mosley?