HC Deb 04 March 1920 vol 126 c665W

asked the Minister for Labour whether he is aware of the fact that fully qualified coach-makers and wheelrights, members of the National Union of Vehicle Builders, are being refused employment at the Motor Repair Depôt, Slough, and that members of the Carpenters' and Joiners' Union are being started by the manager, instead of their services being utilised for the building of houses; and whether, in view of the demand for operatives in the house-building industry, instructions will be issued providing employment at the depôt for coach-makers only?


The employés at the Motor Repair Depôt, are recruited direct from the local Labour Exchange, and there has been no refusal by the management at Slough to employ members of the National Union of Vehicle Builders. It is not possible to issue the instructions suggested in the last part of the question.