HC Deb 05 August 1918 vol 109 c935W

asked the Minister of Labour what steps were taken by him to arrange with organised labour for firms who are fully staffed with skilled labour during the War not to take on additional skilled labour?


I have been asked to answer this question. The Minister of Munitions communicated to this House on 15th August of last year, and to representative employers and to trade union leaders on several occasions subsequently, his intention to regulate and restrict the use of labour in munitions industries where necessary by means of the power which he possesses under the Defence of the Realm Regulations. I would refer the hon. Member to the full statements on the subject which have recently been made by my right hon. Friend in this House.