HC Deb 22 February 1945 vol 408 cc924-5
6. Mr. Silkin

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that numbers of building operatives are unwilling to be demobilised from the Forces because they object to the condition of release, that they are to be subject to direction for an indefinite period; and whether he will consider some relaxation of this condition.

Mr. Bevin

I assume my hon. Friend is referring to release from the Forces in Class B after the defeat of Germany. Men who are offered and accept out of turn release for urgent reconstruction work must expect to remain on that work as long as they are required for it. It is not possible at present to say how long this will be.

Mr. Petherick

Will my right hon. Friend note from the question that there is at least one Member of his Party who is not rejoicing very much over controls?