HC Deb 04 November 1943 vol 393 c835
12. Mr. Robertson

asked the Minister of Labour why the 25-year old single woman he has been notified of is permitted to work in a London restaurant band?

Mr. Bevin

Having regard to the provisions of the Control of Engagement Order, I am having further inquiries made into the circumstances of the recent employment of this young woman in a London restaurant band, and I will write to my hon. Friend in due course.

Mr. Robertson

In the fifth year of total war, is it right that young people should be used in this fashion when middle-aged women are being called from their homes and directed to work on munitions?

Mr. Bevin

I must receive the facts.