HC Deb 05 June 1919 vol 116 c2283W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will consider the re-establishment of the recruiting tribunals, or some analogous bodies, in each centre of population in the country to afford them an opportunity of replacing in their jobs, or of finding new ones for them, those men who were called up through their instrumentality, thereby imparting a personal note into the existing efforts to replace men in industry, relieving the Labour Exchanges of some of the burden now cast on them, and thus demonstrating to the discharged and demobilised soldiers the continued interest and sympathy of the country?


The hon. Member's suggestion has already been adopted in the sense that the functions described in the question are among the functions performed by the local employment committees throughout the country. The committees are fully representative of employers and workpeople in each locality, and work in close association with the Employment Exchanges.