§ 3. Mr. Rhys Davies
asked the Minister of Labour the number of employers who have refused to carry out the instructions of National Service officers to reinstate workmen in employment though paying them wages; and how many such employers have been prosecuted for such refusal.
§ Mr. Davies
As it would be very interesting if these figures were given, could the right hon. Gentleman not set them out in the OFFICIAL REPORT?
§ 5. Mr. Rhys Davies
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that Mr. J. McEwen, Glen Owen, Desford, Leicester, was dismissed from his employment by Messrs. Tube Products, Limited, in November, 1942; that the National Service officer decided the man must be reinstated; that the employers refused; that the firm was prosecuted and fined; that reinstatement was offered on unacceptable conditions both to the man and his trade union; that, on the employers' appeal, the National Service officer decided the man could be discharged, so Mr. McEwen has been unemployed since November, 1942; 1550 and what steps he is taking to secure him employment.
§ Mr. Davies
Does the Minister not think that the Essential Work Order in this case has been very one-sided against the man, and that it is a disgrace that he has been unemployed since November, 1942?