HC Deb 13 February 1922 vol 150 c622W

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that there is a great demand for both skilled and unskilled labour in the devastated regions of France at good wages; and whether he is endeavouring to arrange for British unemployed to have the opportunity of getting work in France under suitable conditions?


The employment of British labour in the devastated regions is attended with difficulties, not the least of which arises from the unfavourable rate of exchange. I am by no means confident that these difficulties can be overcome, but I am having further inquiries made into the matter.