§ Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE
asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been called to the conclusions of the General Purposes Committee of the London County County that its settled policy of preference for London men precludes a favourable response to the Prime Minister's appeal; and whether he proposes to take steps to confer with the council with a view to a reconsideration of the question, having regard to the effect in other quarters if the decision of the council stands?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given yesterday by my right hon. Friend to the hon. Member for Plaistow (Mr. W. Thorne).