HC Deb 31 May 1945 vol 411 c337
15. Mr. Murray

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that a number of ex-Servicemen and prisoners of war have received notice at the Spennymoor Royal Ordnance Factory and will terminate their employment at an early date; and what steps he is taking to give these men employment.

Mr. Butler

I am having inquiries made and will write to the hon. Member.

Mr. Murray

Is the Minister aware that I saw five of these men last Saturday evening; that some have been prisoners of war in Germany for four-and-a-half years, that they have worked for a short time in this factory, and have now been stood off? Will he do something to find them employment, as this is a poor reward for the services they have rendered?

Mr. Butler

I will note the information the hon. Member has given me, and, adding it to the information I shall obtain from inquiries, I will do my best for these men.

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