HC Deb 21 September 1948 vol 456 cc675-6
18. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the nature of the complaints made to him on 2nd September, by the volunteer harvesters stationed at Doonfoot Hostel; and what was his reply.

Mr. Woodburn

A complaint was made that some of the volunteers had suffered the loss of a day's pay because they refused to work on a morning of heavy rain. Complaint was also made about the time occupied in transporting volunteers to outlying farms. On reconsideration of the circumstances payment of wages for the lost day has been authorised and steps are being taken to reduce travelling time so far as this is possible.

Mr. Hughes

Is the Minister satisfied that the scheme is now working satisfactorily.

Mr. Woodburn

I am assured that it is, and that this trouble is finished.