HC Deb 30 June 1955 vol 543 cc491-2
36. Mr. R. Harris

asked the Minister of Labour if the Notification of Vacancies Order, 1952, can now be withdrawn.

The Minister of Labour and National Service (Sir Walter Monckton)

No, Sir. For the reasons given in the reply to a similar Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow, Central (Mr. Bishop) on 15th March last, it is still considered inexpedient to revoke this Order.

Mr. Harris

Do the advantages of this Order outweigh the vast amount of clerical work that must necessarily be imposed upon industry in carrying out the terms of the Order?

Sir W. Monckton

In the opinion of the Government, they do at present.