HC Deb 19 May 1931 vol 252 cc1793-4W

asked the Minister of Labour if she is aware of the dismissal of workmen by a Bolton firm which then applied to the local Exchange for workers whom they engaged at a wage below the rate which they had previously paid to the workmen dismissed; and what steps, if any, will she take to prevent a recurrence of such a use of the local Exchange?


I have no information confirming the allegation made in the first part of the question. Vacancies notified by the firm to which the hon. Member refers have been filled by the local Exchange in the ordinary way. Of the six notified since the beginning of March, four were for sheet-metal workers who were offered the rate of wage current in the trade in the district, and the other two were for learners.