HC Deb 04 April 1946 vol 421 c1397
60. Mr. J. L. Williams

asked the Minister of Labour what steps are being taken to overcome the scarcity of glassblowers in this country: and whether the importation of foreign glassblowers is now contemplated.

Mr. Ness Edwards

In view of the scarcity of glassblowers, releases from the Forces in Class B have been sanctioned. I am also considering the question of training new entrants. Where skilled British workers are not available, highly skilled individual foreign glassblowers are admitted to fill key posts.

Mr. Williams

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that a firm in Glasgow has applied eight times without success for the release of one glassblower?

Mr. Ness Edwards

I would be very pleased if details of that case could be made available to me.

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