§ Mr. MILLS
asked the Minister of Labour if he can state the procedure of supply by which labour is recruited for the Ordnance factories at Woolwich; whether he has any reports from local managers of the influences which are operating to prevent the local supply of labour being used; and, if so, will he make representations to the Director of Ordnance Factories on this question?1935W
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to his question on the 21st February by the Secretary of State for War, from which he will see that it is the rule for vacancies to be notified to the Employment Exchange by the Ordnance factory authorities, who require that preference shall be given to local residents. I am not aware of any influence operating to prevent this procedure being observed.