HC Deb 04 December 1916 vol 88 cc666-7W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the serious shortage of labour in the building trade and the demand of the Minister of Munitions for skilled and unskilled workmen for the erection of munition works, he will stop for the time being the calling up of men in this industry into the Army?


It would not be practicable to take the steps suggested by the hon. Member. Arrangements are made for the temporary exemption of men essential for the erection of munition works and other Government buildings, urgently required.

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