HC Deb 02 May 1950 vol 474 cc1548-9
3. Sir William Darling

asked the Minister of Labour how many persons capable of employment in house construction or repair were unemployed on the most recent convenient date.

Mr. Isaacs

Seven thousand, seven hundred and seventeen craftsmen and 20,273 labourers and others whose last employment was in the building industry were registered as unemployed in Great Britain at 13th March last.

Sir W. Darling

Could the right hon. Gentleman consider taking steps to reenlist these important and valuable workers in this important industry?

Mr. Isaacs

There is no need to take those steps because the vast majority of these men who signed on were reemployed within three days in their own industry.