HC Deb 01 December 1955 vol 546 c2504
42. Mr. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will introduce the necessary legislation for the purpose of abolishing private fee-paying employment agencies.

Major Lloyd-George

No, Sir.

Mr. Lewis

Is the Home Secretary aware that the unions concerned, and the T.U.C., have expressed a desire for this to take place? Will he consult the trade unions concerned to see what is their view in connection with it?

Major Lloyd-George

I think that the hon. Member ought to realise that the basis of this matter is the view of the International Labour Organisation, which suggested that supervision is necessary. I should have thought that supervision, not abolition, was the proper thing in this case.