HC Deb 23 March 1928 vol 215 c705W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that in the Letchworth district there is unemployment amongst adult workers; and whether, in these circumstances, he will give instructions that employers of labour should not be persuaded by his Department to employ youths from other areas?


There is some unemployment among adults in Letchworth but the rate is low. I should certainly not try to persuade employers to bring in youths to perform work properly undertaken by men; but subject to that proviso I am constantly endeavouring to find openings whether for men or boys from depressed areas in places where the prospects of employment are good, and shall continue to do so.

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