HC Deb 29 January 1948 vol 446 c1192
45. Mr. Anthony Nutting

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the confusion which is being caused by the section of his publication on the Registration for Employment Order dealing with street traders who are ex-Service men on release leave; and whether he will take steps to clarify the position.

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Isaacs)

No, Sir, but if the hon. Member would write to me and explain the nature of the difficulty, I would look into the matter.

Mr. Nutting

Is the Minister aware that in this publication, in answer to one question, "Must every street trader register?", among the exceptions given are, "Ex-Service men and women on leave with full pay"; and in answer to the next question, "Supposing I took up street trading during my release leave?", it states, "You will have to register"? Which is the case?

Mr. Isaacs

If the hon. Gentleman in his Question had given me any idea of what was in his mind I would have made an effort to answer it, but I cannot do so off hand.

46. Mr. Nutting

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will amend the regulations under the Registration for Employment Order, 1947, to provide that registration shall not apply to persons looking after sick relatives at any time since 17th November, 1947.

Mr. Isaacs

No, Sir, but I would remind the hon. Member that registration does not necessarily mean transfer to employment, and that the personal circumstances of each registrant will be carefully and sympathetically considered before employment is offered.

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