HC Deb 11 March 1947 vol 434 c1114
28. Sir Jocelyn Lucas

asked the Minister of Labour if he can yet give the actual or approximate percentage of Polish troops in the Resettlement Corps who are small farmers or agricultural workers in civil life.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour (Mr. Ness Edwards)

Approximately 20 per cent.

Sir J. Lucas

In view of the forthcoming repatriation of German prisoners, will the hon. Gentleman give an assurance that these men will be given the chance to work on the land?

Mr. Ness Edwards

Farmers have been invited to apply for them already, through the local offices.