HC Deb 21 September 1948 vol 456 cc672-3
11. Sir Wavell Wakefield

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware of the resentment felt by employers and workers in the omnibus industry at the publication by his Department of an advertisement with the title "Bus Conductor Joins Miners on Leaving Forces," in view of the fact that the advertisement infers that the omnibus industry does not offer good money, regular hours or security; and will he immediately withdraw this advertisement.

Mr. Isaacs

I have received representations from three bodies connected with the transport industry commenting on the inference which it was suggested might be drawn from the wording of this advertisement. The scheduled run of the advertisement has ended and therefore the question of withdrawal does not arise.

Sir W. Wakefield

Will the Minister take care that in future advertisements—as I understand this advertisement is but one of a series—the wording is done more carefully, so as not to cause disparagement of industries and resentment by workers and employers in the industries concerned.

Mr. Isaacs

I agree with the observations of the hon. Member. This was an unfortunately worded advertisement and i regret it. Care will be taken in future.