HC Deb 22 November 1937 vol 329 c867W
Dr. Leech

asked the Minister of Labour if he will arrange to transfer unemployed men from the Special Areas on the North-East Coast and in South Wales to those rural areas where aerodromes and other Government buildings are being erected, so as to provide these men with work and thereby prevent farms being denuded of agricultural labour at a time when it is part of the national policy to increase the production of home-grown food?

Mr. Butler

The Department is at all times anxious to arrange for unemployed workpeople from the Special Areas to have the opportunity of securing suitable openings available in other districts and numbers of workpeople from these areas have, in fact, been transferred to employment at some of the new aerodromes which are being erected.