HC Deb 10 June 1943 vol 390 c822
9. Sir A. Baillie

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will investigate the circumstances under which an official of his Department announced that adequate labour was now available on the land, especially in view of its serious effect on the recruiting of amateur workers?

Mr. Bevin

The statement made by the official of the Ministry was that there was no suitable agricultural vacancy in the Home Counties for the particular conscientious objector whose case was under consideration and I regret very much that this should have been turned into a statement that there are no agricultural vacancies in those counties, which is of course not the case. I am having the position as regards conscientious objectors in this area investigated.