HC Deb 07 December 1944 vol 406 c701
9. Major Procter

asked the Minister of Labour, in view of the need for domestic paints, if he proposes to implement the recommendations of the Select Committee on National Expenditure in their Eighth Report on the activities of the miscellaneous chemical control, and cancel the lists of selected firms receiving preferential treatment with regard to their labour.

Mr. Bevin

In view of the increased demand for paint for houses, I have decided, in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Supply, to cancel the lists and to apply the same rules with regard to the deferment and withdrawal of labour throughout the paint industry.