HC Deb 25 July 1938 vol 338 c2739W
Mr. Joel

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state the industries in which there is a shortage of labour at the present moment or at the latest date for which statistics are available?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The principal classes of vacancies notified to the Employment Exchanges for which difficulty is experienced in some districts in finding a sufficient number of suitably qualified work-people include those for bricklayers, carpenters and joiners in the building trade, tool room workers, fitters, turners, skilled machinists, instrument makers, draughtsmen and other skilled engineering trade workers, shipwrights, coppersmiths and certain other skilled classes in the shipbuilding industry, experienced hotel workers and private domestic servants.

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