HC Deb 15 July 1943 vol 391 c338
7. Mr. John Dugdale

asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been called to the experiment being successfully carried out in a Black Country foundry whereby deaf and dumb men are being trained under their own leader to do specially suitable work of national importance; and whether he will consider extending such a scheme to other districts?

Mr. Bevin

Yes, Sir; I am watching this experiment with interest, and in the light of experience shall be glad to consider whether it could be extended so far as there is a need for it. In present circumstances, however, there is no great difficulty in placing able-bodied deaf and dumb persons in work.