HC Deb 09 October 1945 vol 414 cc17-8
30. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Minister of Labour whether women and girls conscripted from Wales for work of national importance during the war are now being informed of any possible vacancies or opportunities of work in Wales, in order that they may return to their own home areas at the earliest possible moment.

Mr. Isaacs

Workers who were transferred away from home to war work and who wish to return to their home areas are allowed to do so, save in exceptional circumstances. Particulars of any suitable vacancies or opportunities for work in their home area can be obtained from the Employment Exchange in the area where they were working. Because, however, there is still a shortage of women for work of high priority in the areas to which they were transferred, I do not propose to circulate details of vacancies of less importance which may be current in their home area.

Mr. Freeman

Could the Minister say whether he is satisfied that the amount of work likely to be available in Wales will be sufficient to absorb all these women and girls who wish to return?

Mr. Isaacs

That is rather another question, but I can assure the hon. Member that the position in Wales is having very careful attention.