HC Deb 15 February 1940 vol 357 cc976-7W
Mr. Pearson

asked the Minister of Labour how many unemployed juveniles have been registered in Glamorgan and Monmouthshire on the appropriate compilation dates in each of the last 12 months, to nearest date, giving the figures for boys and girls separately?

Mr. E. Brown

The following table shows the numbers of unemployed boys and girls, aged 14–17, on the registers of Employment Exchanges and Juvenile Employment Bureaux in Glamorganshire and Monmouthshire on one date in each month since January, 1939: labour to areas affected by additional production from districts where such employment is not available?

Mr. E. Brown

While some measure of re-classification may be necessary, the essential thing is to ensure that when there is a shortage of labour the search for persons suitable to fill vacancies should not necessarily be restricted to those who are registered in the particular occupational classification concerned. The exchanges are already instructed to register applicants not only in their main occupation but also in any other for which they appear to be suitable. I propose to take steps to see that this procedure is fully applied and to adopt any other measures which will help to achieve the object which the hon. Member has in mind.

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