HC Deb 22 February 1945 vol 408 cc923-4
3. Mr. Higgs

asked the Minister of Labour what provision he is making for releasing labour in order to accelerate the manufacture of the 3,000,000 kw. of new electrical plant that is to be installed before the winter of 1948.

Mr. Bevin

This at present is regarded as post-war production, and it cannot be given labour which might otherwise be employed on war production. Subject to this, my Department will do what it can to supply labour, as I am well aware of the importance of heavy electrical plant.