§ 44. Mr. Bowles
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that discrimination is being practised at employment exchanges against workers who have been declared redundant by Standard Motors; and if he will take steps to stop this happening.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
No, Sir; but if the hon. Member were to write to me and explain what he has in mind, I would certainly look into his complaint.
§ Mr. Bowles
Is the Minister aware that there are plenty of examples of men who have been to the exchanges and have been told to look for jobs themselves? Ought not the Ministry's officials to try to get these men jobs? When they have not that assistance and try to get jobs elsewhere, and the new employers find that they are ex-employees of Standard's, they are told, "I am sorry; the job is filled."
§ Mr. Macleod
The hon. Member has no right to make such a serious charge against the staff of employment exchanges unless he is prepared to produce evidence to support it. I have asked for that evidence, and if the hon. Member produces it I will look at it.