§ Sir R. GOWER
asked the Minister of Labour whether she will consider the desirability of issuing instructions to managers of Employment Exchanges that where local men of a particular occupation are unemployed such men shall be sent to local employers requiring the services of men of that occupation in preference to men belonging to outside districts?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
Apart from special cases arising under the transfer scheme, it is the general rule of the Employment Exchanges that so far as local men are industrially suitable they are first to be submitted for local vacancies. The selection of the man to be engaged, however, must obviously rest with the employer, and the Exchange must pay due regard to his requirements.