§ 15. Mr. Salt
asked the Minister of Labour what arrangements are made by him to assess the labour requirements of firms in this country manufacturing scientific research apparatus; to what extent the Director of Medical Supplies is concerned in this matter; and whether, in view of the need of freeing industrial research at the earliest opportunity from all unnecessary impediments, he will reconsider the existing restrictions imposed on the supply of labour to makers of scientific research apparatus.
§ Mr. Bevin
No particular restrictions are imposed on the supply of labour to makers of scientific research apparatus, whose requirements are assessed by District Manpower Boards in the normal way, if necessary after inspection by labour supply inspectors. Where appropriate, the Government Department concerned is consulted, this being the Ministry of Supply in any matter concerning the Director of Medical Supplies.