§ 69. Brigadier Rayner
asked the Minister of Labour whether, in order to encourage the recruitment of agricultural workers, he will consider giving new entrants a trial period in which they are not subject to the Control of Engagement Order and can leave the occupation if they wish.
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour (Mr. Ness Edwards)
No, Sir. The present arrangements are very flexible and, I think, adequate. New entrants to agriculture are not held to it by the order until agriculture has become their normal occupation, and I see no advantage in prescribing a fixed trial period of three months.