HC Deb 11 November 1947 vol 444 c180
20. Mr. Butcher

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that there are in Germany large numbers of skilled textile workers unable to follow their employment because of shortages of factories, machinery and material; and whether he will now sanction their employment in this country to assist the export drive and to meet the shortages of goods for the civilian population.

Mr. Isaacs

My information is that there is no surplus of skilled textile workers in the British zone of Germany available for employment in this country.