HC Deb 16 October 1945 vol 414 c901
6. Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that men are being transferred to building trades from industries which provide equipment for the building trade, thereby retarding instead of speeding up the building of houses; and if he will re-examine the priorities for men engaged in industries essential to the building of houses.

Mr. Isaacs

In general, the arrangements for the return of ex-building trade and civil engineering workers to their former industries provide for their remaining on the manufacture of housing materials where their services would be more valuable on such work, and if my hon. Friend would let me have particulars of any cases where this practice does not seem to have been followed I would be glad to look into the matter.