HC Deb 27 September 1944 vol 403 cc238-9
54. Sir John Mellor

asked the Minister of Supply whether he will take immediate steps to secure the release for other work of idle personnel in factories engaged on contracts for his Ministry.

Sir A. Duncan

Arrangements already exist for notifying the Ministry of Labour and National Service of personnel becoming redundant through the termination of contracts. If my hon. Friend has any particular case in mind, I shall be glad to look into it.

Mr. A. Edwards

Is the Minister not aware that key people in other industries at present speeding up the post-war work are still being taken and posted to factories where they will be redundant? Can he not speed up the inevitable new regulations which must be being prepared at headquarters? People are being taken from essential work and sent to nonessential work at the present time.

Sir A. Duncan

That is really not a question for me but for the Ministry of Labour.