HC Deb 16 December 1948 vol 459 cc1376-7
47. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Minister of Labour, in view of the representations made by the Girvan branch of the National Farmers' Union asking him to reconsider the call-up of a blacksmith in the Pinmore and Barr district of Ayrshire, and in view of the inconvenience it will cause to the farmers in that district, if he will further defer the call-up of this blacksmith.

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Isaacs)

I have been unable to identify this case from the information given. If my hon. Friend will let me have further particulars, I shall be glad to look into it.

Mr. Hughes

Is the Minister aware that the National Farmers Union of this district have protested to his Department in Glasgow and is he aware that grave hardship is being inflicted on farmers who rely upon this blacksmith's shop for the shoeing of their horses?

Mr. Isaacs

Yes, Sir, but if my hon. Friend will let me know the area in the Pinmore and Barr district where the trouble has arisen, I can find out what it is and what can be done.