HC Deb 10 June 1943 vol 390 c821
7. Mr. Burke

asked the Minister of Labour how many men are now registering at the Burnley employment exchange for light work; how many of these have been registering for over two months; and how many are Service men discharged during the present war as physically unfit?

Mr. Bevin

I am having inquiries made and will communicate with my hon. Friend.

Mr. Burke

Will the Minister bear in mind that many of these men now applying for light work have been discharged from the Army and have no pension? If light work is restricted to women, what outlet is there for ex-Service men?

Mr. Bevin

I am looking into the question.