§ Colonel Sir A. Lambert Ward
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the possibility of releasing elderly and middle-aged married women—those over 45—from their present employment?
§ Mr. Bevin
That is being considered but I have two difficulties. I have been pressed to release people for the re-establishment of our trade, and I take the view up to now that if I can retain in the munitions industries people who will peter out of those industries altogether, and thus release other people to get our trade going, I shall get a balance which will enable trade to start and still keep munitions going.
§ Mr. Bellenger
Will this White Paper, which I take it will deal with industrial demobilisation, be issued before the close of the Session? 1106 Mr. Bevin: I cannot promise that.
§ Sir Herbert Williams
Will the right hon. Gentleman give an undertaking that, before the White Paper is published, he will place in the Library an index so that we can find all these White Papers?